Pneumonia - Cold pneumonia (mycoplasma)
Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung. Is seen in both children and adults, particularly in the elderly and occurs most frequently in winter. Pneumonia often starts quite suddenly with high fever, cough, chills and pain in the chest as the first character. Pneumonia often occurs right after a viral infection such as flu or colds with runny nose, sore throat and dry cough. Pneumonia is mainly caused by various bacteria and more rarely by viruses. All with pneumonia have a fever - even those with Cold pneumonia (Mycoplasma). The fever comes as a bolt from the sky and often rises above 39°C or 102.2°F. You will experience pain in the chest downwards localized in the lungs. Pain that worsens when coughing and deep breathing. Most people who have pneumonia is so ill that they must lie in bed. Pneumonia is also so severe that you suspected disease should always consult your physician. Verify before your temperature. The doctor makes a diagnosis by listening to the lungs, assess your symptoms and take some blood tests. In some cases it may be necessary to take an X-ray of the lungs to see pneumonia. Pneumonia is treated with antibiotics (penicillin). Pneumonia can infect between humans, but generally the pneumonia is not very contagious.
Symptoms of Lung inflammation
The typical symptoms are fever, chills, cough with phlegm, shortness of breath and pain on deep breathing. Meanwhile, it is often commonly included, tired, dull and may have muscle aches and headaches. The fever comes suddenly and often will increase to over 39°C or 102.2°F. The cough is dry a few days but quickly comes expectoration of thick yellowish or greenish discharge. Not infrequently, there is fresh blood in opspyttet. Most people who have pneumonia are seriously ill and need to lie in bed. Breathing is rapid and spiritual distress may be significant. You will often see older, they can not fend for themselves and therefore are admitted to hospital. Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lung tissue as a result of infection by bacteria or viruses. When the lung tissue becomes inflamed, it works poorly. The more extensive lung inflammation, the more affected are breathing. In severe cases of pneumonia bacteria can spread through the lungs into the bloodstream and cause rapid heartbeat, low blood pressure and shock. In mild cases, pulmonary symptoms are not so prominent and resemble a mild flu, which can be difficult to distinguish from acute bronchitis or asthma. On suspicion of pneumonia should seek medical advice.
The treatment of pneumonia
Treatment of pulmonary inflammation is composed primarily of antibiotics - most often penicillin. Most can be treated at home 7-10 days with tablets. It is also important that the body will have peace and rest for a few days to accelerate healing. Keep warm, drink plenty and avoid smoking. Usually, the body temperature drops during the first day and you start to feel better. In severe cases of pneumonia the temperature drops only after some days. Will you will not improve during the first days after penicillin treatment is started, it is usually because penicillin is not the right treatment and you should call your doctor for possibly getting a different type of antibiotics. In severe cases in which lung inflammation is severe or it is weakened in advance may be necessary to make admission to a hospital. - The prognosis for treated pneumonia is good. Treatment with antibiotics work quickly: the fever and other symptoms. Usually you are in remission within a few days - even though fatigue can last for several weeks.
Cold pneumonia (mycoplasma)
All of Cold pneumonia (mycoplasma) have fever and prolonged cough. Cold pneumonia (mycoplasma) is also called "atypical pneumonia". It is widely believed that Cold pneumonia (mycoplasma) means that you do not have a fever - it's wrong. However, the symptoms of Cold pneumonia (mycoplasma) different and less severe than the "regular" pneumonia. Cold pneumonia (mycoplasma) is typically caused by bacteria 'Mycoplasma pneumoniae' or 'Chlamydia pneumoniae', but also fungi and viruses can cause the disease. The infection affects mainly young people between 5 and 25 years, while it is rarely seen in children under 5 years and elderly over 50 years. disease occurs every winter and evolving about every four years with so many cases that there is an epidemic. Cold pneumonia (mycoplasma) starts most often as a common cold with sore throat, headache, runny and blocked nose, slight temperature increase 38-39°C and dry cough. There may also be flu-like symptoms such as hoarseness, chills, faintness and earache. Cold pneumonia (mycoplasma) is highly infectious and contagious through the air - for example by sneezing and coughing. duration from the time they are infected until they get sick, is typically 2-3 weeks.
Treatment of Cold pneumonia (mycoplasma): Cold pneumonia (mycoplasma) can be treated with a special type of tablets such as erythromycin or tetracycline, both antibiotics - general penicillin does not work. Typically required treatment over 2-3 weeks. You may prefer to take antipyretics with paracetamol for the night for example Pamol, Pinex or Panodil, so you sleep better. You can supplement with a cough suppressant, how dark chocolate with high cocoa content of at least 70 percent, is a very effective remedy for coughs. You do not lie in bed if you'd rather be up, but drink plenty and avoid smoking. Since inflammation is quite lengthy and consumes both this and the host of forces, hence the importance of a healthy diet with additional supplements of vitamins and minerals, such Gerimax ginseng, Vitamun or LongoVital, just as well with an additional contribution of C vitamin A and vitamin D3, which is important for the immune system.