Pneumonia, a popular disease that comes with the cold season

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Pneumonia, a popular disease that comes with the cold season.

The Meteorological Department has informed that this year Thailand’s winter season will come earlier than usual. The colder weather may easily result in various diseases, especially the most popular disease such as “pneumonia” Which is caused by an infection in the lungs. It can bacterial, viral or fungal infection, although it is a ยูฟ่าเบท disease that can be cured because of a vaccine to prevent it and medicine to treat it. But there is also a high risk of death. The World Health Organization recently revealed that more than 800,000 children die from pneumonia each year.

Symptoms and risk groups for pneumonia

Pneumonia can observe in patients with symptoms such as coughing, chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing. Some people may also have a fever and chills. In particular, the elderly aged 65 years and above and young children under 5 years of age are consider important risk groups and have a high death rate. In addition, people with chronic diseases or those with impaired immune systems It is also in the risk group.

How to prevent pneumonia

Like the common cold, pneumonia is a respiratory infection. It can be transmitted through coughing, sneezing, mucus or touching various secretions of infected people. Therefore, the most effective method of prevention is to start with the patient. You must wear a face mask if you have to go in public or crowded places to reduce the spread of infection. As for those around you, you can protect yourself by washing your hands often and wearing a mask if you must be near sick people. Moreover, currently there is a pneumonia vaccine. That can injected at leading hospitals across the country.

If so, is there a risk of death?

People who died of pneumonia The most common cause is severe inflammation of the lungs and infection in the bloodstream. due to delayed treatment Including people who are in the preliminary risk group as mentioned. But actually pneumonia is a disease. That can cure if timely treatment is given. If anyone has symptoms that meet the criteria, the doctor will do a lung x-ray to look for abnormalities. It can observe that the lungs will have a clear white blemish. But in patients in the initial stages, it is difficult in that X-rays will still not show the blemishes very clearly. Therefore, it is necessary to follow up on symptoms and come for an x-ray next time.