Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) Download PDF, 1.2MB, PDF 1. What is Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)?CAP is an infection of the lungs in a person who has not been hospitalised recently2. Who is at Risk?You are at greater risk if you: 3. Symptoms of CAPCough with or without phlegmDifficulty in breathing FeverTiredness4. When Should I Seek Further Treatment?Symptoms may persist for up to 2 weeks.Please return to the Emergency Department if you experience the following:Increased breathing difficultyWorsening coughChest painFever that does not get better5. What Treatment can I Expect?Antibiotics to fight the infectionOther medications may be given to control symptoms such as cough, fever and painAn intravenous (IV) drip may be given to keep you hydrated6. What Happens After I am Discharged From the Hospital? Ensure that you complete your course of antibioticsIn about 6 weeks’ time, you will be asked to have a chest X-rayHow can I Reduce my Chances of Getting CAP?