Five things my patient should know

  1. Pneumonia is infection of lung parenchyma
  2. You will experience sudden onset of fever with chills, cough with expectoration, breathlessness, chest pain.
  3. Do not take medicines from medical shop if you have complaints mentioned above, kindly visit pulmonologist
  4. Appropriate antibiotics and supportive treatment will be given to you
  5. If wrongly treated or left untreated it is fatal

Frequently Asked Questions

Ans: Young age, elderly age group, low immune status.

Ans: it depends upon the severity of pneumonia-

Mild cases – home management

Severe cases – ICU management

Please don’t keep the patient in home if u suspect pneumonia, kindly visit the pulmonologist

Ans: High grade fever with chills, cough with sputum, chest pain etc

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