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CHF Overview - What to do about it: Part 5

5 - Antibiotics

If you have CHF

antibiotics

can prevent pneumonia

pneumonia

a terrible lung disease that can

1

Make you feel really tired and sick

2

Give you a very high temperature

difficult breathing

3

Fill you up with thick, gunky phlegm

PNEUMONIA can send you to the hospital!

how pneumonia starts

pneumonia usually starts as a little flu, a mild cough, or just the sniffles

"I sneezed!"

did i just cough?

I have a stuffy nose

you know, i feel a little run down

even if you feel only a little sick

call the doctor
right away!

because, with chf

you can get really sick
really fast

these are the guys who cause pneumonia

pneumonia germs

and here are those pneumonia germs in your lungs

that is what antibiotics are for!

killing pneumonia germs!

but if you feel sick, don't wait even a day

today's sniffles
(with only a few pneumonia germs in the lungs)

tomorrow's really sick
(overnight those few germs made millions and millions of germ babies)

now they're really hard to kill

you might even have to go to the hospital for treatment

so kill 'em early

kill 'em all!
with antibiotics!

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