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  1. 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

  2. Pneumonia - Prevention

    There are a number of steps you can take to help prevent getting pneumonia. Stop smoking. Smoking makes it more likely you will get pneumonia. Avoid contact with people who have respiratory tract infections, such as colds and influenza (flu).

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Antibiotics for Pneumonia

    Drug details for Antibiotics for Pneumonia.

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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.

  9. Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia (Nosocomial Pneumonia) - 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. ...

  10. 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 ...

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