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Pneumonia is a lung infection usually caused by a virus or bacterium. The lungs fill up with pus, which makes it very difficult to breathe.
Bronchitis and Pneumonia
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi, which are the airways that carry the air to the lungs. Bronchitis is usually caused by a virus and disappears without intervention, within a few days, just like a cold or the flu. All we can do is try to relieve the cough, fever and nasal congestion that comes with it, so that it seems to disappear more quickly! Sometimes, however, bronchitis is caused by bacteria and does not easily heal on its own. Bacterial bronchitis usually requires antibiotic therapy, such as penicillin.
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