Pneumonia: Signs and Treatment


  • What is pneumonia?
  • Signs of pneumonia
  • How to treat pneumonia?

    Pneumonia: Signs and Treatment

  • What is pneumonia?

    respiratory system in general and in particular the lungs - are highly vulnerable to
    infectious diseases.

    Despite the diversity of ways of infection,
    airborne route of transmission is the most common.
    Not surprisingly, the vanguard of the fight against a variety of viruses and
    Bacteria are the upper respiratory tract.

    Under certain conditions -
    weak immune system, high activity of microbe violations
    qualitative composition of inhaled air, etc. - Infectious process
    not only localized in the upper respiratory tract (nose, throat,
    trachea), and extends downward.

    Sometimes, the process ends
    inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchi - bronchitis, but, quite often,
    this is not all. It occurs just inflammation
    lung tissue - this is pneumonia.

    Almost every
    microorganism can cause the development of pneumonia. What exactly
    - It depends on a number of factors. From the age of the patient, from the place,
    where pneumonia occurs - at home or in the hospital, if the hospital,
    in which the compartment - in surgery alone microbes to other therapies.
    Enormous role played by the health of the organism as a whole and the state
    immunity in particular.

    At the same time, pneumonia
    is rarely the primary, ie, I lived a healthy boy Vasya,
    Suddenly, time, and pneumonia. Pneumonia usually
    second and represent a complication of another disease.

    These "other diseases" can surely be divided into two groups -
    acute respiratory viral infections (ARI) and everything else. Wherein
    pneumonia, as a complication of conventional SARS (runny nose, sore throat,
    laryngitis, bronchitis), is more common than pneumonia at all
    other infections, injuries and operations.

    This is not surprising, and
    is not due to some special "strashnosti" respiratory virus
    infections, and their widest dissemination - "catch" SARS
    the average person 1-2 times a year it is possible for sure, and everything else
    It occurs occasionally.

    Signs of pneumonia

    Pneumonia: Signs and Treatment

    You should know some of the signs that suggest the development of pneumonia.

    • Cough was the main symptom of the disease.
    • Deterioration after improvement or any "colds" lasting more than 7 days.
    • It is impossible to breathe deeply - this causes the coughing fit.
    • Severe pallor of the skin compared to other SARS symptoms (fever, runny nose, cough).
    • Shortness of breath with a low body temperature.
    • At high temperatures, it does not help Paracetamol (Panadol, eferalgan, Tylenol).

    I stress,
    that the knowledge of the above 6 features are not necessary to you
    We put a diagnosis, but in order to avoid pulling an appeal for
    medical help.

    The doctor has sufficiently improved methods
    identifying pneumonia. In addition to listening and percussion in
    cases of doubt, use the CBC and
    X-ray examination - it is almost always possible to arrange
    all points of the «i».

    The choice of treatment places - hospital or hospital
    - Is determined by a number of factors - from the age of the patient and
    ending a physician qualifications and his desire to run to your home each
    day (despite the fact that salaries will not change).

    A very significant
    and the most important point - the actual severity of the pneumonia itself.
    Complicated forms of the disease, occurring with respiratory or heart
    failure with obstructive syndrome (obstruction - that's just
    there is a blockage of the bronchi thick sputum), with pleurisy - treated
    exclusively in hospital. Uncomplicated pneumonia is quite possible to treat
    at home.

    Pneumonia: Signs and Treatment

    How to treat pneumonia?

    All that was important at the stage of prevention becomes even more important in the development of pneumonia.

    the use of pharmacological agents can not do, and most importantly, and this
    clearly, it is the choice of antibiotic, the dose and the method of contact
    in the body.

    Regarding the method, it should be noted that the introduction of
    antibiotic by sticking needles into the buttocks is not a
    absolutely essential - at least 80% of all pneumonia safely
    using cured tablets and syrups.

    In addition to antibiotics
    used drugs that enhance the bronchi, such as aminophylline, vitamins,
    and, of course, a complex of expectorants.

    Once the condition
    It is beginning to improve, at least immediately after the normalization
    body temperature, actively use a variety of physiotherapy and

    These activities significantly accelerate the healing process. Sometimes
    you must re-X-ray examination - in order to ensure
    everything finally "resorbed".

    No specific
    I basically will not call an antibiotic, so as not to arise at the
    masses of unhealthy desire to treat pneumonia
    independently. Anyway, to be honest, to tell about the treatment
    Pneumonia is not only ungrateful, but also risky.

    the main thing
    for us, not just in the treatment - even if doctors think about it. The very
    the fact that you or your child suffered an inflammation of the lungs is
    grounds for serious reflection.

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