How To Deal With Pneumonia?
What is an antibiotic for pneumonia?
Hello Erfan, Thank you for the question.
Pneumonia is an infection that causes inflammation and fluid buildup in the lung sac (alveoli). Pneumonia can be caused by a viral, bacterial, or fungal infection, which is transmitted through coughing splashes of the sufferer. This infection causes symptoms such as cough with phlegm, fever, shortness of breath, chest pain, sweating, weakness. Children under the age of 2 years and elderly people (65 years and over) are more prone to develop pneumonia.
Antibiotics are drugs that are used to treat bacterial infections. Treatment of pneumonia is not always using antibiotics, depending on the cause of germs. If caused by a virus or fungus, of course do not use antibiotics. Furthermore, antibiotics can only be given by doctors after examining patients. If you experience symptoms of cough, high fever, and severe shortness of breath, please immediately see yourself to the nearest hospital. However, if your symptoms are mild and there is no shortness of breath, you can do independent handling at home (considering the current corona virus pandemic situation):
get enough rest for 7-9 hours every day multiply consumption of water multiply consumption of nutritionally balanced foods avoid smoking habits avoid exposure to dust and other air pollution avoid allergen triggers if you consume paracetamol if you have a fever, follow the instructions for use on the packaging of medicines to consume lemon juice mixed with honey to help relieve coughing avoid interacting with others, if you have to interact with other people use masks avoid throwing up phlegm carelessly always cover the mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze using tissue then thrown into the trash or cover with the inside of the arm always keep cleanliness of your hands It is recommended that you consult with your nearest GP if symptoms do not improve for more than 2 weeks so that the doctor can perform checks such as blood tests, sputum examinations, x-rays, before the doctor gives further treatment.
I hope this helps.