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were you a smoker before?
have you had a chest CT scan?
pneumonia is fluid in the lungs.
have you been on antibiotics ?
are you able to use an incentive spirometer to take deep breaths?
are you able to exercise and walk to take deep breaths?
deep breathing can help add more air into your lungs which can help dry up fluid in your lungs
do you aspirate or choke on fluid which can trickle into your lungs. this can cause pneumonia as well.