Indications for hospitalization

Indications for determining the patient in the clinic is several factors. The first of these is the inability of patients to apply the medications at the assigned plan and schedule. Before hospitalization, the degree of lung injury with conduct chest x-ray. Then installed the difference in the physiological indicators of the patient (pressure drop, pulse, respiratory rate). Hospitalization for treatment is mandatory in acute disorders of consciousness, hypoxemia, the presence of concomitant infection (meningitis or endocarditis), as well as, when suspected concomitant heart disease and liver, the presence of tumor formation. An important indicator in determining the patient in the hospital is the ability to provide necessary patient care.
Properly administered, the type of disease and the body's response to drugs and determine the overall duration of hospitalization.

The length of hospitalization

The duration of hospitalization is determined by all the factors listed above. Usually the period of stay of the patient in successful treatment of the disease is 2-4 days, but in some cases, doctors can keep the patient for further observation and more intensive treatment. Treatment of complicated forms of pneumonia can reach a larger period of time (about 10 days). In mild cases of the disease the patient may stay in the hospital for 2 days, and then can be sent home for independent follow-up treatment.
At high body temperatures should stay in bed.

To treat the disease should be in accordance with the type of pneumonia and the presence of the original cause of its formation. The basis of therapy based on antibiotics that are prescribed depending on the patient's condition and age. For the treatment of pneumonia were most commonly prescribed two antibiotics to avoid secondary infection and to get rid of the symptoms of pneumonia. Hospitals need administered with injections.


In the presence of cough expectorants are appointed and thinning medications. Commonly used drugs such as "ACC", "Mucosolvan" and "Bromgeksin". To prevent shortness of breath, prescribed drugs that enhance the bronchi, and injections of antibiotics for faster delivery. Drugs intended for inhalation. In specific indications put the dropper with the saline solution and glucose. In some cases, is assigned to immunomodulatory therapy, which requires immunoglobulins that are necessary for patients with failing immune system.