©2018 WebMD, Inc. All rights reserved. eMedicineHealth does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. See Additional Information.

How Do You Get Pneumonia? Topic Guide

How Do You Get Pneumonia? How Do You Get Pneumonia?: Pneumonia is frequently caused by bacteria and viruses which can be contagious, depending on the pathogen. Pneumonia is a potentially deadly lung condition that can affect one or both lungs and cause cough, fever, and trouble breathing.

How Do You Get Pneumonia? Topic Guide - Visuals

How Do You Get Pneumonia? Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

clindamycin topical Clindamycin Topical

Clindamycin topical (for the skin) is used to treat severe acne in adults and children who are at least 12 years old...learn more »

amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium Amoxicillin And Clavulanate Potassium

Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic. Clavulanate potassium helps prevent certain bacteria from becoming resistant to amoxicillin...learn more »

clindamycin Clindamycin

Clindamycin is an antibiotic that is used to treat serious infections caused by bacteria...learn more »