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Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs and lower respiratory tract. Learn about the signs and symptoms and how to take care of your child.

Key points

  • Pneumonia is an infection deep in the lungs. It can be caused by viruses or bacteria.
  • If your child is given antibiotics, be sure to finish all of them, even if your child is feeling better.
  • Keep your child comfortable and give them lots of fluids.
Last updated: August 31st 2023