Pneumonia due to Streptococcus Overview
Another name for Pneumonia due to Streptococcus is Streptococcus Pneumonia.
What is streptococcus pneumonia?
A person with streptococcus pneumonia has inflammation and swelling of the lung, caused by an infection with the bacteria, Streptococcus pneumoniae. The inflammation causes fluid to collect in the lung, which can prevent oxygen from entering the bloodstream. Streptococcus pneumonia is the most common type of bacterial pneumonia.
What are the symptoms of streptococcus pneumonia?
Common symptoms of streptococcus pneumonia include a cough, difficulty breathing, and fever. Additional symptoms include fatigue, coughing up yellow or bloody mucus, and chest pain that worsens with breathing.
How does the doctor treat streptococcus pneumonia?
Treatment for streptococcus pneumonia may include rest, antibiotics, inhaled medication, cough medication, and acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain and fever.
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