Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by bacteria, viruses like chickenpox or the flu, mycoplasmas, infectious agents like fungi, and various chemicals. While recovering from pneumonia generally lasts 2-3 weeks for most people, it can be serious for children, the elderly or those suffering from other diseases.
If you’re having these pneumonia symptoms, visit a primary care provider at Riverview Health in Noblesville, IN or a surrounding area:
When you come to a Riverview Health primary care location with suspected pneumonia, our primary care physicians can help you get an accurate diagnosis and perform an X-ray to determine if there’s an infection in your lungs.
If you do have an infection, our doctors can recommend an appropriate course of treatment, such as antibiotics. Antibiotics are often used to treat pneumonia caused by bacteria. The type of antibiotic you’re prescribed depends on the bacteria that caused the pneumonia. It’s important to take antibiotics as directed, or your pneumonia may return. Viral pneumonia is treated with antiviral medicine.
If you’re having symptoms of pneumonia and at-home medicines like fever reducers haven’t helped, don’t continue to suffer. Find a Riverview Health primary care physician that’s convenient to you and request an appointment today by calling 317.565.0515 or by completing an appointment request form.