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  1. 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

  2. Antibiotics for Pneumonia

    Drug details for Antibiotics for Pneumonia.

  3. Pneumonia - What Happens

    After you've been infected with a pneumonia-causing organism, it takes as little as 1 to 3 days or as long as 7 to 10 days for symptoms to appear.

  4. Oxygen Therapy - Topic Overview

    Oxygen therapy increases the amount of oxygen in the lungs and the bloodstream. You may need oxygen therapy if there are signs that the cells of your body are not getting enough oxygen. You may use oxygen therapy at home or in the hospital if you have low oxygen levels in your blood because of pneumonia,lung cancer,COPD,or other conditions. You can choose between a number of delivery ...

  5. Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever - Topic Overview

    What are Legionnaires' disease and Pontiac fever? Legionnaires' disease is a type of pneumonia. This type of pneumonia is caused by bacteria called Legionella pneumophila. The bacteria can also cause a less severe,more flu-like condition known as Pontiac fever. The diseases caused by Legionella pneumophila are also called legionellosis. Legionnaires' disease generally affects people older ...

  6. Physical Exam for Pneumonia - Topic Overview

    When you visit your doctor for suspected pneumonia,he or she will check: Your heart rate. It may be faster if you have a fever or are dehydrated. Your temperature. You usually have fever in pneumonia. Your breathing. Fast,shallow breathing; difficulty breathing; and shortness of breath often are symptoms of pneumonia. Whether you have chest pain. Your oxygen level. Other symptoms,if ...

  7. Pneumonia - Topic Overview

    Pneumonia is a lung infection that can make you very sick. You may cough, run a fever, and have a hard time breathing. For most people, pneumonia can be treated at home. It often clears up in 2 to 3 weeks.

  8. Pneumonia - Medications

    Doctors use antibiotics to treat pneumonia caused by bacteria. Your doctor chooses an antibiotic after considering your age, your symptoms, how severe your pneumonia is, and other factors.

  9. Pneumonia - Symptoms

    Pneumonia symptoms caused by bacteria in otherwise healthy people younger than 65 usually come on suddenly. Pneumonia symptoms often start during or after an upper respiratory infection, such as influenza or a cold.

  10. Pneumonia - When To Call a Doctor

    The faster you get treatment, the faster you will get over pneumonia. This is especially true for the very young, for people older than 65, and for anyone with other long - lasting (chronic) health problems, such as asthma.

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