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Are there home remedies that can treat a viral lung infection?
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Dr. Frank Mayo
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: No
Viral infections are not treated with antibiotics, most resolve with standard care of fluids , fever control.
Serious infections require hospitalization, steroids oxygen and sometimes mechanical ventilation.

In brief: No
Viral infections are not treated with antibiotics, most resolve with standard care of fluids , fever control.
Serious infections require hospitalization, steroids oxygen and sometimes mechanical ventilation.
Dr. Frank Mayo
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Yes, rest and time
Viral infections are almost always self-limited, and "home remedies" are usually all that is needed, as long as you don't require hospitalization.
The other home remedy to keep handy is your phone, in case you get sicker, and need medical attention, you can call your doctor. Keep hydrated, take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen to help make yourself comfortable, and curl up with a good book.

In brief: Yes, rest and time
Viral infections are almost always self-limited, and "home remedies" are usually all that is needed, as long as you don't require hospitalization.
The other home remedy to keep handy is your phone, in case you get sicker, and need medical attention, you can call your doctor. Keep hydrated, take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen to help make yourself comfortable, and curl up with a good book.
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