What Are the Treatments of Bronchial Pneumonia?

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Treatments for bronchial pneumonia include both at-home treatments and medical treatments by prescription.
  • At-home care: Viral bronchial pneumonia doesn't require medical treatment commonly unless it's severe. It normally improves by itself in 2 weeks. Bacterial or fungal causes of bronchial pneumonia may require medication.
  • Medical treatment: Antibiotics will be used if a bacterium is the cause of your pneumonia. After starting antibiotics, you will begin to feel better within 3-5 days. It's important to finish your entire course of antibiotics to prevent the infection from returning and to make sure it completely clears. If the pneumonia is caused by a viral infection like influenza, your doctor may prescribe antivirals to help reduce the length of your illness and the severity of your symptoms.
  • Hospital care: If your infection is severe, you might need to go to the hospital. Treatment in the hospital may include intravenous (IV) antibiotics and fluids. If your blood oxygen levels are low, you may receive oxygen therapy to help them return to normal.
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