Articles About Pneumonia

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

Double Pneumonia Dangers: Kidney Complications and ARDS!

Double Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a disease of the lungs in which they become infected and inflamed. This can be due to a very large number of microorganisms like viruses and bacteria, but also due to environmental dangers such as chemical inhalation as well. It can be a very serious illness and is a leading cause of hospitalization. Many times, pneumonia only affects either one lung or the other, however sometimes double pneumonia (also known as bilateral pneumonia) may also occur. This particular type is often much more severe, and symptoms can be exacerbated greatly

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

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