Cvid Pneumonia has many different causes, and therefore many possible treatments. If you do contract this nasty infection, here are some suggestions for treating it at home and preventing it from coming back.
Treating your cvid pneumonia at home
- Unless your doctor prefers to hospitalize you, the best decision is probably to stay in bed and take your medication, and you will probably feel better in a few days.
- For a few days or weeks afterward, you may still cough and feel more tired than usual, but in most cases your lungs will return to normal shape.
- However, some patients, especially heavy smokers and the chronically ill, can take months to fully recover. Four to six weeks after treatment, see your doctor for a follow-up visit to make sure everything is over.
- If you are at home, watch for all of these symptoms: fever that reaches 40°C (104°F), difficulty breathing, rapid pulse (125 or more beats per minute), low high blood pressure that makes you feel dizzy or have bluish skin. These are signs of a serious infection, and you should go to the emergency room immediately.
Undergo medical procedures (for severe cases)
- If you have difficulty breathing, your doctor may give you oxygen from a mask or nasal tube.
- Fortunately, only a few rare cases of cvid pneumonia require a mechanical ventilator (a machine that helps with breathing).
- The only complication of cvid pneumonia requiring surgery occurs when fluid builds up in the area between your lungs and your chest wall (the pleural cavity). If this happens, your doctor may perform a procedure called a thoracentesis, which involves inserting a needle into your chest wall to drain fluid, so you can breathe more easily.
Accelerate your remission
To help your body recover from cvid pneumonia as quickly as possible:
- Rest in bed until your fever goes away.
- Drink plenty – at least eight glasses of water or other liquids a day, to loosen mucous secretions.
- Inhale steam. This technique and other approaches to loosen lung secretions are very effective.
- Apply a heating pad to your chest for 10 minutes at a time, as needed; make sure it is set to low temperature.
Catching cvid pneumonia can make you immune to one strain of microorganism, but there are hundreds more that can still strike. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help prevent reinfection with cvid pneumonia (or the common cold and flu, which can lead to cvid pneumonia) and reduce its severity if you do get it. Follow these basic tips:
- Eat a nutrient-dense diet
- Maintain your healthy weight
- Exercise regularly
- Get enough sleep
- Wash your hands frequently
- Avoid cigarettes.
As cvid pneumonia has many different causes, there are various ways to treat it. Fortunately, up to 75% of cases can be treated at home.