Pneumonia is a serious illness that can actually cause death if not treated properly. It is like having a chest infection, but on an extreme level, and it affects your lungs to make it difficult to breathe. Pneumonia can come on for a number of reasons, although smokers are more likely to suffer from it, and it can come on after an accident or other injury. Here are some ways to treat pneumonia if you have it or suspect that you have it.
- Speak to a doctor. If you feel that you may have pneumonia it is important that you go to a doctor as soon as you can. If you are feeling really bad, think about going straight to the hospital instead. You will need medication for pneumonia and the right medication depends on the type of pneumonia you have, so your doctor will need to see you.
- Rest as much as possible. The more you rest the quicker you will recover, and you will prevent the illness from getting worse. The worst thing you can do is assume that because you are taking medication you can carry on with your day to day life as normal.
- Drink fluids. You need to stay hydrated so that your body is in a good position to fight off the infection, and fluids will also clear some of the fluid from your lungs.
- Only go back to work after your fever has gone down and you are feeling almost back to normal. Although it can be frustrating to be stuck at home if you feel up to moving around, you can suffer a relapse if you go back to your daily routine too quickly.
When to find injury solicitors in Carshalton
If you have suffered pneumonia as the result of an accident or injury which was not your fault then you may want to consider using injury solicitors in Carshalton to make a claim for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and employs professional and dedicated injury solicitors in Carshalton.
You are under no obligation to proceed after calling us, but if you do decide to continue, you will be passed over to injury solicitors in Carshalton who will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Your lawyers will represent you and work on your claim on your behalf, so you shouldn’t even have to go to court, and you will be able to call the helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you have any questions.
You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team, who will help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for compensation.