One of the dangerous complications of coronavirus is pneumonia. The cough and fever – symptoms that haunt in this case. The most dangerous consequence is shortness of breath. Is it possible to transfer the disease in the home or to recover from pneumonia at home, will tell MedikForum.ru.
What is pneumonia?
Pneumonia is an inflammatory process that attacks lung tissue. The disease causes the infection, there are several types of pathogens – bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa. In most cases, the causes of the disease include pneumococcus, Streptococcus, staphylococc. The initial stage of the disease is considered the most dangerous because the man has no idea about the seriousness of coughing, spreading the infection. Pneumonia is a contagious disease, especially when caused by atypical pathogens, like Mycoplasma, chlamydia, various viruses.
The development of pneumonia on the background of viral infections mean extra risk to get the disease in communication, close encounters. The specific symptom is a sharp pain in the chest when making the respiratory movements, coughing, and shortness of breath. The temperature can be up to 40 degrees, but is able to remain in the range of 31.1-37.5 degrees with atypical form.
Treatment of pneumonia
Ideally, pneumonia should be treated in a hospital. Hospitalization is a required step. But to assign a home therapy you can, it all depends on the severity of the disease, the spread of the disease. Pneumonia can damage one lung, or be bilateral. Mild disease without accompanying pathology means that the treatment can be performed at home.
Pneumonia of moderate severity treated on an outpatient basis. The lack of results means that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Indications for home therapy in any case need to identify the doctor.
Coronavirus can specifically affect the lungs, the treatment is started even without waiting for the lab test. In the present circumstances, when hospitals are overcrowded, doctors are allowed to send patients home for treatment. In any case the ambulance needs to respond to the call when you report the symptoms.
When should I worry?
Effects of pneumonia is a serious lung injury, until the development of fibrosis. For serious pathology begins to grow connective tissue. Complications individual as the disease. Depends on the presence of chronic illnesses, age, immune system, treatments.
In any case, manifestations of pneumonia should make us reflect. In the presence of shortness of breath, temperature higher than 38 degrees, weakness, body aches, chest pain when you inhale or cough you need to call the doctor at home.