Pneumonia: Everything You Need to Know

Pneumonia: Everything You Need to Know

Pneumonia is a contagious infection that can affect the air sacs in one or both lungs.

It is classified on the basis of germs that cause it and the area affected by the infection.

Several organisms, including bacteria, fungi and viruses can cause pneumonia.

Infants, people aged 65 and above, and those with health problems are at high risk of contracting pneumonia.

Symptoms may vary from mild to severe, including a cold, flu, and difficulty in breathing.

You can use over-the-counter medications and home remedies to ease symptoms.

You can prevent pneumonia by getting the vaccination and maintaining healthy hygiene.

Consult your doctor if your symptoms get severe and are persistent for a longer duration.