For people who are susceptible to pneumonia, breathing exercises and therapy to get rid of phlegm, can help prevent pneumonia.
Vaccination can help prevent certain types of pneumonia in children and adults who are at high risk:
- Pneumococcal vaccine (to prevent pneumonia due to Streptococcus pneumoniae)
- Flu vaccine
- Hib vaccine (to prevent pneumonia due to Haemophilus influenzae type b).
Prevention of Pneumonia in children:
In order not to develop into pneumonia, keep the child with a cough and pilik get enough to eat and drink a lot, keep the room smoke-free residence.
If the infant or child's breathing seemed normal that is not fast and not crowded, children simply treated at home. If a child's fever, can be given febrifuge. Clean regularly nostril before bedtime to keep the child breathe easier, the baby could sleep in the prone position.
So that children do not experience a cold or pneumonia, cough, keep the child from an infected person coughs, keep the child had good nutrition, give milk to babies or children aged 0-2 years, eating a diet containing vitamin A from yellow fruits and vegetables, provide immunizations in children according to time, keep the room in which to live children have clean air and adequate ventilation.
Prevention of Pneumococcal Pneumonia
Pneumococcal vaccine is the only way to prevent pneumococcal pneumonia obtain. The vaccines available for children and adults.
Vaccines and immunization-immunization of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you get the pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine if you are in any groups of the following:
- You are aged 65 or older cope
- You have a long-term health problems such as serious heart disease, sickle cell disease, alcoholism, lung disease (excluding asthma), diabetes, or liver cirrhosis
- Your resistance to infection decreases caused by:
HIV infection or AIDS
- Lymphoma, leukemia, or other cancers
- Treatment of cancer with x-rays or drugs
- Treatment with medications long-term steroid
- Transplantation of bone marrow or organ
- Failed to marginal or kidney syndrome
- Damaged spleen or no spleen