Mayo Clinic does not endorse companies or products. More severe pneumonia If your pneumonia is more severe called moderate or high severity , you may need to go into hospital for treatment.
Some people may be advised to have a flu vaccination or pneumococcal vaccination after recovering from pneumonia. Walking pneumonia refers to pneumonia that is mild enough that you may not even know you have it.
Next Treating pneumonia Treatment for mild pneumonia More severe pneumonia What to expect after starting your antibiotics Before you leave hospital. With pneumonia, a person may have difficulty breathing and have a cough and fever; occasionally, chest or abdominal pain and vomiting are symptoms, too. Those who are elderly or have other health problems are most at risk.
You may associate pneumonia with dramatic movie scenes involving prolonged hospital stays, oxygen tents, and family members whispering in bedside huddles.Pneumonia
Guidance Tools and resources Information for the public Evidence History About this information Pneumonia Your care team If you go to your GP with a chest infection Treating pneumonia If you develop pneumonia while in hospital Questions to ask about pneumonia Sources of advice and support.
Philadelphia, Pa.: Due for review: An evidence-based review. Current Opinion Pulmonary Medicine.
Mayo Clinic Marketplace Check out these best-sellers and special offers on books and newsletters from Mayo Clinic. This content does not have an English version. Chang CC, et al. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Specific treatments depend on the type and severity of your pneumonia, your age and your overall health.
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