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How to treat a lung infection?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Usually antibiotics

Most lung infections that are causes by bacteria and fungi are treated with antibiotics.
Viral pneumonias may require speciific antiviral medications.If severe.Sometimes patients have to be hospitalized depending on patient's age and severity of process.Supplemental respiratory therapy and oxygen may be necessary.If pleural effusion accompanies infection may be removed by chest tube or thoroscopy.

In brief: Usually antibiotics

Most lung infections that are causes by bacteria and fungi are treated with antibiotics.
Viral pneumonias may require speciific antiviral medications.If severe.Sometimes patients have to be hospitalized depending on patient's age and severity of process.Supplemental respiratory therapy and oxygen may be necessary.If pleural effusion accompanies infection may be removed by chest tube or thoroscopy.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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