Those who are vulnerable to pneumonia include those with pre-existing health conditions, such as asthma, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as well as those with weak immune systems and those who frequently smoke.
Its symptoms are similar to an ordinary flu: cough and colds, high fever, muscle pains and chills, vomiting and nausea, rapid and fast breathing, among others.
Take note, though, that these symptoms may differ according to the health condition and age of the patient.
To those infected with pneumonia, do not worry or be anxious.
Pneumonia in the Philippines can be treated now, and some studies say that one of the measures to counter bacterial pneumonia is to take antibiotics, which are often called the “mainstay treatment” of bacterial pneumonia.
Of course, these are not available over the counter and can only be taken with the supervision of your doctor.
- Aside from antibiotics, keep on drinking fluids. At least eight glasses of water each day. Proper hydration can wash out the toxins in your body.
- Get enough bed rest can help, too.
- Try to eat early, and wake up early too. Try to make this a habit and a lifestyle.
- For those suffering from moderate to severe pneumonia, hospitalization is also important.
- Again, it all depends on your age. Those who have weak immune systems, as well as the infants and the children and the elderly most likely need to be hospitalized.