When Pneumonia Needs Hospitalization

Dr. Carol Barrocas

If anyone is 65 and their symptoms of pneumonia are getting worse, he is considered for hospitalization. However, it’s necessary to include other criteria such as increased respiratory rate (rapid breathing) or lower blood pressure than normal, describes Dr. Carol Barrocas, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health South Florida.

Dr. Michelle Brewster, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health South Florida, explains there are different types of treatment in a hospital: IV antibiotic, antipyretics, cough medication, oxygen (it depends on how severe the symptoms are), bronchodilators and nebulizers.

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