What is it?

Pneumonia is an infection of the air sacs in one or both lungs, during which they get filled with fluid or pus. Thus, during pneumonia the people complain about coughing and difficulty breathing. Pneumonia may be caused due to viral, bacterial and fungal infections, and varies and its severity.

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Signs & symptoms

Symptoms include cough, fever, chest pain, confusion, chills, shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.


Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and physical examination. Further evaluation may include blood tests, chest X-ray, pulse oximetry and a sputum test.


Treatment depends on the underlying cause and may include antibiotics, antifungal medications, cough medicine, fever reducers and pain relievers.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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