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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

Pneumonia in Children: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Pneumonia in Children

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, and it is caused by many different types of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, fungi and even parasites. In many cases, pneumonia in children comes following infection from influenza, adenovirus, croup and RSV, as well as other common types of illness including what is often the culprit, an upper respiratory infection. In children, it may be somewhat easier to determine the type of underlying infection that is causing the illness.

In cases of viral pneumonia, symptom onset may be delayed