Pneumonia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Pneumonia is a serious lung infection that can affect one or both lungs. It occurs when the air sacs in the lungs become filled with pus and other inflammatory cells, making it challenging to breathe. At Supreme Care ER, our dedicated medical team is equipped to provide immediate care for pneumonia, 24/7, including holidays.
Pneumonia: What You Need to Know
Pneumonia can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Common culprits include Streptococcus pneumoniae, influenza virus, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Understanding the cause is crucial for effective treatment.
- High fever
- Cough with phlegm
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Fever and chills
Who is at Risk?
Certain populations are at a higher risk of developing pneumonia, including the elderly, young children, individuals with weakened immune systems, and people with chronic illnesses. Our team is experienced in providing specialized care for vulnerable groups.
How it is treated
Supreme Care ER offers comprehensive on-site treatment for pneumonia. Treatment may involve antibiotics, antiviral medications, and supportive care to alleviate symptoms. Our 24/7 availability ensures that you receive the care you need without delay.
When to Go to the ER
If you or a loved one experience the following warning signs, seek emergency care promptly:
- Difficulty breathing
- Persistent chest pain
- Confusion or changes in mental awareness
- Bluish lips or face
- High fever that doesn’t respond to medication
treatment is not
- Respiratory failure
- Septic shock
- Lung abscesses
Why Choose Supreme Care ER?
When a pneumonia emergency strikes, trust Supreme Care ER for:
- Fast and accurate diagnosis
- On-site treatment available 24/7
- Compassionate care for the whole family
- Free medical screening