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Kyra Trafford

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Transcript of Pneumonia

Sign and Symptoms of Pneumonia
Diagnosis of Pneumonia
Your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and do a physical exam. He or she may also order a chest X-ray and a complete blood count to see if you have an Pneumonia.
•Fever, sweating and shaking chills
•Lower than normal body temperature in people older than age 65, and in people with poor overall health or weakened immune systems
•Cough, which may produce thick, sticky fluid
•Chest pain when you breathe deeply or cough
•Shortness of breath
•Fatigue and muscle aches
•Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

Treatments for Pneumonia


Antibiotics, Antiviral medications, Fever reducers, Cough medicine

Causes of Pneumonia
• Germs
• Fungus

A Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs.
Prevention of Pneumonia
By: Kyra Trafford
Get a seasonal flu shot

Get a pneumonia vaccination

Have you and your child vaccinated

Practice good hygiene

Don't smoke

Stay rested and fit

Transmission of Pneumonia
Who is at Risk?
you are at risk of getting a pneumonia if you have a weak immune system, older than 65 years old, and if you are younger than 1 years old,
Interesting facts
Most people have it but the don't get it since their immune system is strong
Pneumonia kills more children under the age of five than any other disease
Pneumonia kills more people than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined

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