World Pneumonia Day

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Pneumonia Day

World Pneumonia Day is every year on the 12th of November. Established in 2009, this is an initiative to help communities who suffer from the disastrous effects of pneumonia and cannot access proper healthcare for the disease. This day was established to promote pneumonia awareness around the globe and highlight the need for more global access to treatment and better healthcare.

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What is Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is the leading infectious killer around the world of children ages 5 and under. Pneumonia is the inflammation of the air sacs in one or both of the lungs. The air sacs can fill with fluid, and this causes coughing and difficulty breathing. The main goal of World Pneumonia Day and the "Stop Pneumonia Initiative" is to reduce childhood mortality.

World Pneumonia Day
Watch this short video to learn more about pneumonia, its affects, and World Pneumonia Day.
Treatment of

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With some types of pneumonia, your doctor will prescribe you antibiotics. You must take all of the antibiotics as directed for them to have the maximum affect
If you have a viral form of pneumonia, you may be prescribed an antiviral medication to treat it
Symptom Management
Fever can be controlled with over-the-counter drugs, drinking fluids can loosen the phlegm in the throat and help with difficulty breathing, using a humidifier to open up airways for breathing, and getting plenty of rest when sick can all be helpful
Recovering from pneumonia takes a while because your lungs need time to catch back up to your normal breathing patterns. Try to limit contact with others while in recovery to protect yourself
from germs that could cause relapse

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