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How can pneumonia be treated?

Pneumonia treatments will vary depending on the type of pneumonia and how severe the symptoms are. Bacterial pneumonias are commonly treated with rest and plenty of fluids. Fungal pneumonias are usually treated with antifungal medications.

Over-the-counter medications are commonly prescribed to better manage pneumonia symptoms. These include treatments for reducing fever, aches and pains and cough suppressants. It is also vital to ensure that your ill child gets lots of sleep.
Hospitalisation for pneumonia may be required if symptoms are severe, a patient has a weakened immune system or another serious illness. At the hospital, patients generally are treated with intravenous antibiotics and possibly put on oxygen.

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Once you have established your toddler has a slight fever, there are a number of measures you can take to keep it under control
If your toddler has a slight fever, there are a number of measures you can take to keep it under control.
The average body temperature should be between 35°C and 37°C.
While a fever can be treated, it's important to keep in mind that fevers are usually the symptom of an illness and not the illness itself.
A body’s temperature is controlled by a part of the brain called the hypothalamus.
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The first sign of norovirus is usually a abrupt feeling of nausea followed by sick feeling, followed by forceful vomiting and watery diarrhoea.
Norovirus is more commonly known as the winter vomiting bug.



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