Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs your lungs. That causes those air sacs to fill up with pus, which can cause phlegm, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing. Depending on the severity of the pneumonia and the strength of your immune system, pneumonia can either be easy to treat or life-threatening.
If you’re an infant, older than 65, or suffer from some chronic illness, you are most at risk of pneumonia developing into a serious illness that may require hospitalization. If you believe that you have pneumonia and you fit into any of these categories, you should visit Niagara Falls Urgent Care immediately so they can diagnose your symptoms.
Niagara Falls Urgent Care provides vaccinations and treatment for pneumonia to the people of Niagara Falls, New York. Contact us today if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms.
Pneumonia is caused by various types of bacteria, bacteria-like organisms, fungi, and viruses that occur naturally around the world. Depending on where you contracted pneumonia, Niagara Falls Urgent Care may be more easily able to determine the severity of your pneumonia. For example, pneumonia that is contracted in a hospital may be made up of bacteria that are already resistant to antibiotics, since it was contracted in a place where people are already sick.
The best course of action if you suspect that you have pneumonia is to talk to Niagara Falls Urgent Care. We’ll consult with you about your medical history, and if we suspect pneumonia, will order a series of blood tests and a chest X-ray. These will give us the information that we need to diagnose the pneumonia more easily.
By curing the infection itself, Niagara Falls Urgent Care will get you out of bed and back to living life in no time. Depending on the severity of your condition and your medical history, we may prescribe antibiotics, cough medicine, fever reducers, and pain relievers to treat pneumonia.
For those that are older, infants, and people with weakened immune systems, the treatment process for pneumonia may be more serious. Niagara Falls Urgent Care's excellent bedside manner, warmth, compassion, and expertise will work together to make sure that you receive the best treatment possible in these circumstances.
Niagara Falls Urgent Care works with most major insurance plans. If you have any questions, feel free to give our office a call and one of our knowledgeable staff members will be happy to help.
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