A to Z: Pneumonia, Viralenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn about viral pneumonia, a lung infection caused by a virus.pneumonia, viral, virus, lung, lungs, respiratory, flu, adenovirus, RSV02/18/201304/11/201909/02/201951133ad9-dcd6-4831-9279-d3455e1ce141https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-pneumonia-viral.html/<p>Viral <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/pneumonia.html/">pneumonia</a> is a lung infection caused by viruses such as <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/flu.html/">influenza (flu)</a>, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/adenovirus.html/">adenovirus</a>, or <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/rsv.html/">respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)</a>.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Pneumonia caused by a virus is a common <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/lungs.html/">lung</a> infection. Viral pneumonia spreads through mucus from coughing and sneezing. Symptoms can include <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fever.html/">fever</a>, cough, difficulty breathing, and wheezing.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Most cases of viral pneumonia improve on their own in 1-3 weeks; however, the cough and tiredness can sometimes last for weeks to months. Antibiotics can't treat viral pneumonia.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Adenovirus Adenoviruses can infect the lining of the eyes, airways and lungs, intestines, urinary tract, and nervous system. They're common causes of fever, coughs, sore throats, diarrhea, and pinkeye.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/adenovirus.html/1364126a-08d4-49be-8630-eabbffc2e9e6
Flu CenterGet the basics on how flu spreads and how to protect yourself.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/center/flu-center.html/29c8c418-e1e7-4d27-80c8-a72d30f15cab
Lungs and Respiratory SystemEach day you breathe about 20,000 times. Find out more about the lungs and breathing process.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/lungs.html/c96c3229-f47c-49e3-bf1c-173bbec82fbf
PneumoniaPneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by different types of germs, most commonly viruses. Read about symptoms and treatment.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/pneumonia.html/04648784-6e52-4b69-8d5c-9525558b42e5
Respiratory Syncytial VirusRespiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major cause of respiratory illness in young children. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of this contagious infection.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/rsv.html/c2c86da2-f08c-4d9a-b6c2-22d4d117778a
Walking PneumoniaMany kids with this milder version of pneumonia feel well enough to go to school. But it's important to keep kids home until after treatment kicks in and symptoms improve.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/walking-pneumonia.html/3fee2d59-629a-4619-9a8b-5e6f8ba5824b
Word! PneumoniaPneumonia is an infection of the lungs, usually caused by viruses or bacteria.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-pneumonia.html/4d889596-2e1f-4703-a539-1f809165c654
X-Ray Exam: ChestA chest X-ray is a safe and painless test that uses a small amount of radiation to take a picture of a person's chest, including the heart, lungs, diaphragm, lymph nodes, upper spine, ribs, collarbone, and breastbone.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/xray-exam-chest.html/76e5f78f-c75a-4a3a-bca8-ba0d8e3a5f6c
kh:age-allAgesOrAgeAgnostickh:clinicalDesignation-infectiousDiseasekh:clinicalDesignation-pulmonologykh:genre-dictionarykh:primaryClinicalDesignation-pulmonologyPhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/p/e492181e-6c97-4cd3-8738-cebc1f62bc38Pulmonology A to Zhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/az-pulm/8b11d6c4-0956-412e-9db7-0bcd2e4150e1