"This is a contagious pathology and domestic self-healing increases the likelihood that not only will the patient die in the absence of antibiotics that would abandon their process to create resistance to them, but also to other family members who also treat themselves, they do the same" said.
The Emergency Emergency Department Specialist at the Mexico Institute of Social Security (IMSS) in Jalisco said that the abuse of antibiotics causes clinical images of pneumonia to become more and more difficult to treat, and therefore there is a higher mortality rate.
"People in the population should be aware of this because seven out of ten diseases of the respiratory virus are viral and non-bacterial, so only medicines, such as paracetamol and chlorphenamine, are needed, not antibiotics," he said.
He explained that in addition to wanting to resolve respiratory illness at home, another factor that can endanger health and even the lives of patients is not consulting a doctor and believing that the symptoms will pass.
"Although in many cases when the infection is a viral source, uneasiness effectively decreases with good nutrition, rest and good hygiene habits. If symptoms persist for more than five days, there is cough with flegma and difficulty breathing, special attention should be paid to" said.
Lastly, he explained that pneumonia is more dangerous for those who take part in the lives of extremes, ie, Children under 5 years of age and adults over 65 years of age.
Since their biological conditions often can not express the symptoms of the risk, it is important that the family is aware of their health condition.