BRONCHOPNEUMONIA

Bronchopneumonia is a type of pneumonia, a condition that causes inflammation of the lungs. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and may include coughing, breathing difficulties, and fever. Causes include bacterial, viral, or fungal chest infections.

Cause of bronchopneumonia

It occurs when viruses, bacteria, or fungi cause inflammation and infection in the alveoli (tiny air sacs) in the lung. Bronchopneumonia, or lobular pneumonia, is a type of pneumonia that also causes inflammation in the bronchi. These are the air passages that feed air into the lungs.

How Is Pneumonia Treated?
  1. Drink plenty of fluids to help loosen secretions and bring up phlegm.
  2. Get lots of rest. …
  3. Do not take cough medicines without first talking to your doctor. …
  4. Control your fever with aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen or naproxen), or acetaminophen.
How do you get bronchopneumonia?

It occurs when viruses, bacteria, or fungi cause inflammation and infection in the alveoli (tiny air sacs) in the lung. Bronchopneumonia, or lobular pneumonia, is a type of pneumonia that also causes inflammation in the bronchi. These are the air passages that feed air into the lungs.

Treatment
  1. Antibiotics. These medicines are used to treat bacterial pneumonia. …
  2. Cough medicine. This medicine may be used to calm your cough so that you can rest. …
  3. Fever reducers/pain relievers. You may take these as needed for fever and discomfort.
Is bronchopneumonia curable?

Bacterial pneumonia can usually be cured by taking antibiotic drugs. Viralpneumonia, like the common cold, can’t be cured. Although antiviral drugs may help some patients, most people with viral pneumonia get better on their own.

Besides getting shots, you can lower your risk of getting bacterial pneumonia by doing these things:
  1. Wash your hands regularly, especially after you go to the bathroom and before you eat.
  2. Eat right, with plenty of fruits and vegetables.
  3. Exercise.
  4. Get enough sleep.
  5. Quit smoking.
  6. Stay away from sick people, if possible.