Treatment of right-sided lower lobe pneumonia
Right lower lobe pneumonia is diagnosed much more often than the left. This is due to the characteristics of the structure of the respiratory system this side. The lower division of the right bronchus lies at an angle, which contributes to the accumulation of viruses and bacteria. By reducing the immunity and the suppression of local defense reactions to pathogens begin to rapidly reproduce. An x-ray while reflecting the symptoms of pneumonia: the presence of patchy darkened areas.
If time does not begin treatment, the disease leads to the damage of lung tissue and disruption of gas exchange between blood and. Due to lack of oxygen in the blood disrupts the function of other organs and suppressed immune system. Pneumonia can be focal (infiltrates have dimensions up to 11 cm), segmental (affects part of the lung), total (inflammation of the entire body) or bilateral (affect both lungs). The diagnosis of right lower lobe pneumonia means that the inflammation is localized in the lower part of the right lung.
Right-sided pneumonia in children
In children, this disease develops very quickly, without proper treatment, focal infiltrates soon turn into segmental and lobar inflammation. This is due to the fact that the body of the child is not able to produce antibodies to the causative agent of this infection, as yet not met him. The body's response to the penetration of pathogenic microorganisms into the lungs is reflected in the increased activity of alveolar macrophages that destroy bacteria.
With a large number of pathogens, macrophages are not doing their task. At some point the number of microorganisms increases so that the macrophages are unable to destroy them in a timely manner. If the pathogens are winning in this fight, they begin to proliferate. Taking antibiotics helps to avoid the spread of infection and the occurrence of serious complications.
Pneumonia in children has the following symptoms: fever, cough with phlegm, runny nose, shortness of breath. Lower lobe pneumonia can lead to the following complications: reduction of the volume of lung tissue, accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity, narrowing of the lumen of the bronchi, allergic reactions from other organs, abscess of the lung.
Right lower lobe pneumonia is characterized by the following, which the disease can be diagnosed even without carrying out radiography: pain in right side of chestcells, high fever, fever, separation of viscous sputum, cough, appearance of blood in it, severe pain in the chest with a deep breath. In children these symptoms are not expressed so brightly, making it difficult formulating the final diagnosis. The lost time contributes to the development of complications. According to statistics, pneumonia in children at early stages are detected only in half of the cases. This is due to the fact that parents are not always able to notice the first symptoms of this disease in their child, taking pneumonia for a common cold. Pneumonia complicated by pleurisy, treated only in a hospital.
Therapy right-sided pneumonia as outpatients rather complicated. Even when taking all the required medications, an inflammatory lesion may expand, capturing the whole lung.
Pneumonia in children is most often associated with viral infections, usually this disease occurs in autumn and winter season. Weakened immunity against the flu are most likely to occur precisely right-sided pneumonia. Viral pneumonia in children has the following features: an acute form of the disease, dry cough in the early stages of the disease, fever and extensive infection of the pulmonary tissues.
Treatment of right-sided pneumonia in adults
Timely diagnosis of the disease allows not only to treat, but also significantly reduces the period of therapy. Correct treatment of pneumonia includes antibiotics. If the use of Antibacterials does not give proper result, it is believed that the pathogen is not sensitive to the drug. Antibiotics should only help the organism to cope with infection, so treatment should be aimed not only at the destruction of pathogenic microbes, but also on enhancing the protective immune reactions.
Very often doctors either increase the dose or select the more strong antibiotics. However, in the treatment of pneumonia this is unacceptable: such drugs can lead to pathologies of other organs. Long-term use of antibiotics is allowed only in the chronic course of the disease.
Treatment of right-sided pneumonia in children
In the treatment of this disease in children also apply the antibiotics. Therapy should start immediately. It is carried out under bacteriological control before determining the causative agent . This purpose is made by sputum smear microscopy and inoculation of the pathogen on a nutrient medium. Antibiotics are prescribed in such doses that they are constantly present in the blood throughout the course of treatment.Typically, they are used to until the body temperature drops to normal values. Then you should turn on your own body defenses. Many doctors believe that the patient must undergo a 5-day course of treatment with antibacterial drugs, or pathogens will develop resistance to the antibiotic.
However, recent studies revealed that when properly selected dosage of the drug the bacteria die in the first days of treatment. More prolonged use of antibiotics the child is impractical, as it leads to unwanted side effects. To control the process of the disappearance of foci of inflammation carried out x-ray examination. Harm from radiation is smaller than from the wrong antibiotics.
The cause of pneumonia in children are most often caused by infection by streptococci, pneumococci and Haemophilus influenzae.
These bacteria are already dying after 4 days of antibiotics. If the pneumonia is caused by Mycoplasma, Legionella or chlamydia treatment increase to weeks. If the effect of the drug is observed within 2 days, treatment replace. In severe complications of right-sided pneumonia prescribe a treatment of several antibiotics.
Prolonged use of antibiotics can cause children to show symptoms of intestinal dysbiosis. Therefore, antibiotic therapy must be combined with vitamins of group B. After the treatment with antibiotics prescribers, restoring healthy intestinal flora.
In the treatment, the doctor needs to carefully monitor the condition of immune system: antibiotics contribute to the suppression of its functions.
The effectiveness of the therapy is evaluated according to the following criteria: normalization of the General condition of the organism, reducing the number of leukocytes in the blood, fall of temperature, no shortness of breath and pus in the sputum.
For symptomatic treatment the amount of sputum should be reduced, finely wheezing and hard breathing to stop.
Treatment of pneumonia with folk remedies
The following tools do not replace traditional treatment, but they can be a good addition to it. To support a child's immunity during antibiotic treatment helps the following means: 750 grams of honey boiled with 100 g of birch buds for 5-7 minutes. After that, the honey is filtered. 1 tsp of medication diluted in a glass of water and take every night before bedtime for years.
Well help in the treatment of pneumonia a poultice with plantain leaves. They need to be washed with warm water and allow it to dry.After that, the leaves are applied to the back, chest and sides, cover with plastic and a wool cloth. The procedure is best done before bedtime. A poultice can be made from honey. The back and the chest is spread with honey and cover with a cloth dampened with vodka.
Placed on top of the polythene and warm cloth. The procedure is recommended 2 times a day.