- Q What are other names for pneumonia?
Pneumonia can go by some other names. Doctors sometimes use the terms pneumonitis or bronchopneumonia. Nosocomial pneumonia means pneumonia acquired while in the hospital for another reason. Double pneumonia means pneumonia in both lung lobes. Walking... Full Answer
- Q How long does it take to recover from pneumonia?
Recovering from pneumonia can take a long time. Some people recover quickly and can get back to their usual routine in a week or so. Most people are sick for longer, often for up to four weeks. Even after you feel better and no longer need to stay in... Full Answer
- Q How do other illnesses affect pneumonia?
Having another illness can have a big impact on pneumonia. People with chronic health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, weakened immunity, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to get pneumonia. They are also more likely... Full Answer
- Q Is there a cure for pneumonia?
Bacterial pneumonia can usually be cured by taking antibiotic drugs. Viral pneumonia, like the common cold, can't be cured. Although antiviral drugs may help some patients, most people with viral pneumonia get better on their own. Full Answer
- Q What are the treatment options for pneumonia?
Treatment options for pneumonia depend on what sort you have. For most people, pneumonia can be treated at home, but if you have a severe case or if you experience an aggravated case due to other medical concerns, you may need to be hospitalized. For... Full Answer