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  1. Tuberculosis (TB) - Home Treatment

    An overview of home treatment for tuberculosis (TB).

  2. Tuberculosis (TB) - Topic Overview

    What is tuberculosis? Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection that is most often found in the lungs (pulmonary TB) but can spread to other parts of the body (extrapulmonary TB).

  3. Topic Overview

    What is healthcare-associated pneumonia? Healthcare-associated pneumonia (nosocomial pneumonia) is pneumonia that you get when you are in a hospital or nursing home. Experts generally consider it a more serious illness than pneumonia that people get in daily life (community-associated pneumonia). This is because the person with healthcare-associated pneumonia may already have a serious illness. ...

  4. Pneumonia - Home Treatment

    Home treatment is important for recovery from pneumonia. The following measures can help you recover and avoid complications, such as further infection or a buildup of fluid in the space between the lung and chest wall (pleural effusion). While at home: G

  5. Pneumonia - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Breathing Exercises: How to Use a Manual Incentive Spirometer ...

  6. Tests for Lung Infections - Topic Overview

    Other tests for lung infections,such as pneumonia and acute bronchitis,may include: Blood tests or cultures. Blood tests may help determine whether antibodies to a specific organism that can cause pneumonia are present or whether specific viruses,such as influenza (flu) or respiratory syncytial virus (RSV),are present. A test for blood urea nitrogen (BUN) can help tell how serious an ...

  7. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) - Topic Overview

    What is acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)? Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a lung problem. It happens when fluid builds up in the lungs,causing breathing failure and low oxygen levels in the blood. ARDS is life-threatening,because it keeps organs like the brain and kidneys from getting the oxygen they need to work. ARDS occurs most often in people who are being treated ...

  8. Pneumonia - Other Treatment

    In most cases of pneumonia in young, otherwise healthy people with strong immune systems, treatment can be done at home.

  9. Pneumonia - What Increases Your Risk

    You are more likely to develop pneumonia if you: Smoke. Cigarette smoking is the strongest risk factor for developing pneumonia in healthy young people.

  10. Pneumonia - Exams and Tests

    Your doctor will usually diagnose pneumonia by using your medical history, a physical exam, and a chest X - ray. Based on the medical history and physical exam, your doctor may start your treatment right away without doing other tests. The need for more t

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