Pneumonia is an infection of the lung. Your child may have:
Your doctor may order an X-ray of your child's chest.
Pneumonia is not spread from one person to another.
Give acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil) for fever and chest pain. No aspirin.
Thick, sticky mucus makes your child cough. Warm fluids help thin out and loosen the mucus.
Try warm lemonade, warm apple juice, or herbal tea. Do not give cough medicine to your child. Your child needs to cough up the mucus in the lungs. This helps your child get better. Don’t give your child cough medicines.
You can get a humidifier at the drug store.
Smoke makes your child's cough worse. It makes the cough last longer.