Pneumonia | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • I have a chronic condition. Am I at higher risk for pneumonia?
  • Do I have bacterial, viral or fungal pneumonia? What’s the best treatment?
  • Am I contagious?
  • How serious is my pneumonia? Will I need to be hospitalized?
  • What can I do at home to help relieve my symptoms?
  • What are the possible complications of pneumonia? How will I know if I’m developing complications?
  • What should I do if my symptoms don’t respond to treatment or get worse?
  • Do we need to schedule a follow-up exam?
  • Do I need any vaccines?

Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 03/09