The cause of pneumonia varies based on the age of the child.
When you see the pattern on an x-ray, it's kind of more diffused, but it can also cause one lobe of lung to have pneumonia. It can look like the other kind of pneumonia, so a lot of times the treatment is based on community-acquired pneumonia. Which means, “the kids that are out in the community weren't in the hospital, and don't have any underlying problems. Typically, we want to use Amoxicillin for those kids, and we use much higher doses than we used to use for pneumonia,” says Dr. Bennett.
“One study showed an increase in improvement up to 93% with three times a day versus only 67% with twice a day,” says Dr. Bennett. “I've gone to three times a day dosing with Amoxicillin, and all the practitioners here at KidMed have gone to mostly the three times a day dosing with Amoxicillin.”
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