A very serious kind of lung infection, Pneumonia is often misunderstood as a case of acute cold and cough. The symptoms of the disease are quite similar though with acute coughing and sneezing in the earlier phase followed with consistent fever. However in Pneumonia, there is also feeling of chill and teeth chattering along with lack of appetite, loose motions and chest pain along with rapid heartbeats.
HOW IS PNEUMONIA DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician/Pulmonologist diagnoses Pneumonia by conducting a physical examination, chest X-Rays, and sputum test.
HOW IS PNEUMONIA TREATED?
Treatment for Pneumonia include using high dosage of antibiotics. Because the patient is sensitive right now and prone to infections, complete bed rest or hospitalisation may also be suggested.
DID YOU KNOW?
People suffering from diabetes, asthma and other severe chronic health problems are at a higher risk of Pneumonia.