Pneumonia is a type of chest infection. We look into the symptoms, causes and risks. Learn more here.
Find out how pneumonia is diagnosed and treatments available.
Most people make a full recovery from pneumonia. On this page, find out what you can do to help your recovery.
On this page we go over some things you can do to reduce your risk of pneumonia.
Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs. It can affect one or both lungs. Your child may develop it after a cold or flu.
The treatment for pneumonia will depend on whether it is caused by bacteria or a virus. Many children can be cared for at home, but some may need to be treated in hospital.
Call 999 if:
- you’re struggling to breathe
- you’re coughing up blood
- your lips, tongue or face turn blue
- you feel cold and sweaty, and your skin is pale or blotchy
- you have a rash that does not fade when you roll a glass over it
- you collapse or faint
- you become confused or very sleepy
- you’ve stopped peeing or are peeing a lot less than normal.
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