Pneumonia Treatment- What Do You Need to Know?

Pneumonia is the medical term used to describe an infection affecting the lungs or airways. It is sometimes also referred to as a chest infection. If you get a chest infection that is caused by bacteria rather than a virus, your GP may prescribe you antibiotics to help you clear the infection. One of the antibiotics that can be used is oxytetracycline, and some people may choose to buy oxytetracycline online UK from Pharmacy Planet to continue treating chest, and other, infections at home.

Pneumonia Causes
Bacterial pneumonia can be caused by a wide range of bacteria including Streptococcus, Haemophilus, and Chlamydia pneumoniae. It often affects the elderly or younger children, or anyone with a weakened immune system or pre-existing lung disease. However, it can also affect adults who have previously been fit and well. It causes fever, breathlessness, productive cough and can leave you bedbound. In the elderly, confusion can be one of the first signs of a chest infection, so it is important to seek medical advice for a newly confused family member, friend or neighbour.

Pneumonia Treatment
Bacterial pneumonia often requires treatment with prescribed antibiotics. Oxytetracycline is an antibiotic that can be used for pneumonia caused by Chlamydia and Mycoplasma organisms. If you have pneumonia, it is also important to get plenty of rest with some very gentle exercise which might include walking around the house or garden. Lying in bed can make it more difficult to cough which may allow the infection to linger. Mobilisation is helpful in making a gentle recovery.

As with any infection, try to drink plenty of water to stay well hydrated, and keep your energy reserves up by continuing to eat snacks and meals. Good nutrition will help your body to fight the infection.

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