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Content updated on 2022-06-02

What is pneumonia (lower respiratory tract infection)?

Inflammation of the lungs. Symptoms include cough, increased phlegm and fever. Some patients may experience breathlessness and chest pain. The most common cause is a bacterial infection.

Symptoms related to pneumonia (lower respiratory tract infection)

  • Fever

  • Fatigue

  • Purulent sputum

  • Cough

  • Runny nose with yellow or green mucus

  • Feeling breathless

  • Phlegm

  • Blocked nose

Questions your doctor may ask to check for pneumonia (lower respiratory tract infection)

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose pneumonia (lower respiratory tract infection)

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

  • Do you have a cough?

  • Do you have yellow nasal mucus?

  • Are you breathless or having hard time breathing?

Treatment for pneumonia (lower respiratory tract infection)

Treatment depends on the cause of pneumonia. Antibiotics will be given when bacteria is the cause. Depending on severity, some patients may also need hospitalization for oxygen therapy and monitoring.

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