Dr. N. Loganathan is a Consultant Interventional Pulmonologist of the Department of Pulmonology at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital. He has over 16 years of experience and is a specialist in Lung Infection / Pneumonia.
Do not ignore even the mild symptoms of lung infection as it may progress to cause moderate
to severe symptoms. Consult your doctor, for effective chest infection treatment, in case you
experience the following symptoms:
There are several methods to diagnose pneumonia and lung infection. Some of them are:
The treatment of pneumonia and lung infection depends upon the severity of the disease and the
age of the patient. Some of the treatment options include:
Medications: The doctor prescribes certain medicines for lung infection treatment. These medicines include antibiotics, pain relievers, antipyretic, and cough medicines. Antibiotics help while other drugs help in managing the symptoms. For viral pneumonia treatment, your doctor may prescribe antiviral medications. Your doctor may also prescribe antifungal medicines for fungal lung infection treatment.
Hospitalization: When a lung infection becomes severe, the doctor may advise the patient for hospitalization. The doctor may recommend hospitalization in a pneumonia hospital if you have a systolic blood pressure below 90 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure below 60 mm Hg, and a decline in kidney function. The doctor may also advise you to be hospitalized if you have a heart rate of above 100 bpm or below 50 bpm, difficulty breathing, and below-normal body temperature. The pediatric lung (pulmonary) specialist may advise hospitalization if the child has low oxygen levels in the blood, is excessively sleepy and lethargic, has difficulty breathing, and is below the age of two months. For severe pneumonia treatment.
Care at home: Taking good care of your symptoms at home may also speed up your recovery and reduce the risk of complications. Take your medicines strictly as prescribed by the doctor. Take adequate rest and avoid going to offices or school until you have a full recovery. Do not engage in strenuous activities just after you are feeling well. Stay hydrated as it may help in loosening mucus.
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If not treated adequately, lung infection may progress and result in complications. You may have an accumulation of pus beside the lungs resulting in sepsis. The other complications include lung abscess, pleural effusions, and in rare cases, respiratory failure.
There are several causes of lung infection and pneumonia. Some of them include bacteria, viruses, fungus, and bacteria-like organisms, such as mycoplasmas. You may also have aspiration pneumonia (because of inhaling food, saliva, or drinks) or hospital-acquired pneumonia.
Length of recovery depends upon the severity of your condition, type of clinical care, self-care, and response to treatment. The complete recovery may take one week to one month.
Mild cases of pneumonia usually do not require treatment. However, you should consult a doctor to determine the severity of the disease. The doctor may prescribe medicine for chest infection cough treatment.
The progression of pneumonia occurs through several stages. These are congestion (lung swelling), red hepatization (dry lungs), grey hepatization (fluid-like exudate), and resolution (recovery).
The pneumonia treatment cost alters based on the patient's comorbidities, diagnostic tests, medications, and hospital stay. Consult our pulmonologists for more details.