Are their any uncommon surgery or anything the doctors can do for a double pneumonia patient who has diabetes?

Double pneumonia simply means both the lungs have got infected (which is common for pneumonia). Take the medications for pneumonia and diabetes both on time as recommended by your specialist and keep the following points in mind -

  • Take adequate rest and drink lots of water, especially if the temperature is high. The more a person with pneumonia rests the faster would be the recovery. Lay low, sleep, watch television, read books and relax.
  • To soothe irritated lungs increase the moisture in the room with the help of a humidifier.
  • Eat food at regular intervals to maintain your blood glucose levels and monitor the blood glucose levels on regular basis to prevent any complication related to it.
  • Consult a specialist, if the case is severe and needs hospitalization then the specialist may recommend supplementary oxygen to help breathing, antibiotics administered via the veins or physiotherapy to help clear mucus.

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