Pneumonia ( Streptococcus Pneumoniae)




DID U KNOW THAT Pneumonia is caused by bacteria or viruses, or by inhalation of vomit and other certain chemicals.

The symptoms of Pneumonia depends on HOW YOU GOT THE DISEASE. If you got it by inhaling vomit or other certain chemicals, the symptom is swelling and irritation of the lungs. HOWEVER the good thing is that inhalation pneumonia CANNOT be spread to others. BUT if you have Pneumonia caused by bacteria or viruses the symptoms are:

  • Coughing which produces mucus from the lungs. Mucus may be rusty or green or tinged with blood.
  • Fever, which may be less common in older adults.
  • Shaking, "teeth chattering" chills, shivering (one time only or many times).
  • Fast, often shallow, breathing and the feeling of being short of breath.
  • Chest wall pain that is often made worse by coughing or breathing in.
  • Fast heartbeat.
  • Feeling very tired or feeling very weak (malaise).
  • Nausea and vomiting.
This type of Pneumonia CAN be passed to others.

HOW LONG DOES PNEUMONIA LAST???

The length of pneumonia again is depending on the type of pneumonia the person has. Some pneumonia last as little as several days, although two to three weeks is more common, but the cough can last even longer. Generally pneumonia which is caused by bacteria are severe than those that is cause by inhaling vomit or chemicals, and it takes longer time to heal.



HOW CAN WE AVOID PNEUMONIA???

- Wash hand before eating and after going out.
- Eat a daily diet which includes food rich in antioxidants( Vitamin C and E), such as fresh and dark- colored fuits and vegetables and other nutrients.
- Do exercise daily, and include breathing exercise.

AVOID INHALATION PNEUMONIA???
- Open window while cleaning or using spray. (Especially in a small room)
- Do not spray or use chemical outside when it's windy. If you MUST work in the wind, make sure that chemicals are blowing AWAY from you.
-Read and follow all safety instructions on the labels of ALL chemial.

  • REMEMBER: some can be cured and some are fatal!!!

    Aveoli without Pneumonia
    Aveoli without Pneumonia
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Alveoli without Pneumonia. Alveoli affected by Pneumonia.






By: Angelina Leung 9.1