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how do you treat a lung infection?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Type of infection?: Really depends on the type of infection. 1: virus infection : usually do nothing (there are exceptions) 2: bacteria : antibiotics (choice depends on the type of bacteria) 3: fungus : depends on type of fungus, but you use anti-fungal medicines.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Pneumonia?: If you are referring to bacterial pneumonia, treated with antibiotics. It depends on the presentation of the patient, ongoing medical problems, clinical exam, and x-ray. If viral pneumonia say in the peak flu season, we may try antibiotics but may just need supportive care, such as fluids, tylenol, (acetaminophen) and rest. Hope this helps.
Answered on Jan 8, 2018
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