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Antibiotics for Pneumonia vs. Natural Treatment Options

Antibiotics for Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. It can be caused by a bacteria or a virus. It is contagious, and can be passed from person to person, thus making pneumonia in children more common when it appears at a school or in adults when it appears in a workplace. When acquired this way, the condition is known as “community associated pneumonia.” Sometimes, the illness is very serious and requires hospitalization and intravenously administered antibiotics for pneumonia. Other times, symptoms are milder and the condition can be treated at home

Bronchial Pneumonia Causes, Incubation Period and Treatment

Bronchial Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, and while the name hints at other affected locations, bronchial pneumonia (also referred to as bronchopneumonia) is also an infection of the lungs. What makes the condition different however is that it also affects the bronchi, unlike the more familiar form of the lung disease that only affects the lungs, known as lobar pneumonia. The lung disease is characterized by inflammation of the tiny air sacs in the lungs known as alveoli, and they can become filled with fluid

Walking Pneumonia Symptoms in Children vs. Adults

Walking Pneumonia Symptoms

Walking pneumonia may sound like something out of a zombie horror movie, but it is actually quite common. It is also called mycoplasma pneumonia, and this name refers to the bacterium that causes it. Just like the serious form of pneumonia, walking pneumonia is caused by bacteria that make their way into the lungs. However, mycoplasma pneumonia is caused by a specific type of bacteria, known as mycoplasma. While the condition sounds nearly identical to the serious form of the condition, walking pneumonia symptoms are what makes the ailment unique

Coughing up Blood Clots – Severe Allergy or Trouble with The Lungs?

Coughing up Blood Clots

Coughing up mucus is a perfectly normal physiological phenomenon. When people get sick, their bodies produce even more of the thick goo in order to keep airways and passageways lubricated and help to remove and flush away germs. Mucus in general can be a wide variety of different colors, and those coughing up mucus may see shades of green, white, yellow, rust and clear when illness or allergies are present. However, one shade in particular that can be abundantly alarming to find in coughed up mucus is red

Top 10 Diseases that Cause Blood in Phlegm

Blood in Phlegm

Coughing up blood can be a rather confusing (and alarming) symptom. On one hand, it can be caused simply from bleeding in the mouth or nasal area. Blood from these areas becomes mixed with the mucous or phlegm that is coming up from the respiratory tract, giving the appearance of blood in phlegm matter, without necessarily disclosing the origin. Oddly enough, it is also not uncommon for blood tinged phlegm to be found in people who are suffering from certain types of gastrointestinal troubles as well