WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
CLEAN YOUR ENVIRONMENT:
WASH YOUR HANDS ALWAYS:
Vaccination is taken to get protection against particular disease. The vaccines should be against air borne disease like chicken pox, measles and flu and so on. In addition, they are important because it prevents pneumonia complication.
The two vaccines which are important to be taken are pneumococcal conjugate and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine.
When there is cross ventilation in a particular place or gathering it prevents inhaling each other’s breathing. It is advisable to have a cross ventilation in places like hostel, dormitory and anywhere with a large population.
EAT BALANCE DIET:
Eating good food makes the immune system stronger. It prevent weak immune system but when malnourished some part of the body become inactive and it can pave way to being expose to pneumonia.
STAY AWAY FROM INFECTED PEOPLE:
Avoid staying too close with people that have cold, flu or any air borne disease especially if you are not immune. Pneumonia as a disease can be contagious so it is health wise to say away from people who have the disease.
Pneumonia is a preventable disease. However, it is common when a child is below a year and also common with ages 65 and above. The same way pneumonia is contagious is also preventable, when detect the disease it is advisable to visit the doctor so as to avoid self medication which can complicate issues.