How do I tell if my child has pneumonia?
- The most common symptoms of pneumonia are: severe coughing, fever (which may be mild or high), chills, shortness of breath or pain when taking a deep breath. Other signs to look for are rapid breathing, retractions and frequent coughing of any other signs of difficulty breathing.
What should I do if my child is experiencing the symptoms of pneumonia?
- It is important to get them medical attention as soon as possible. Most cases require prescription oral antibiotics and can then be treated at home with rest and plenty of fluids.