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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

Common Causes

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.

Common Symptoms:

  • High fever
  • Cough with phlegm
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • 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 Can be Prevented

Vaccination, good hygiene, avoiding smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke, and practicing respiratory hygiene.

How is it Diagnosed?

Our state-of-the-art facilities allow for swift and accurate diagnosis of pneumonia. Diagnostic methods may include chest X-rays, blood tests, and sputum tests. Prompt diagnosis enables our team to initiate the most effective treatment plan.

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
Warning Signs
& Symptoms

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

Complications if
treatment is not
received quickly:

  1. Respiratory failure
  2. Septic shock
  3. 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