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Pneumonia

Pneumonia | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the infection?

Some types of pneumonia can be treated with antibiotics or antiviral medicines. Oxygen, and sometimes a ventilator, may be needed to help a person breathe.

What are the side effects of the treatments?

Antibiotics may cause rash, upset stomach, or allergic reactions.

What happens after treatment for the condition?

Most people recover completely and can resume normal activities.

How is the condition monitored?

The doctor may order periodic chest X-rays until the infection is completely gone. Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the doctor.


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Author: Danielle Zerr, MD
Reviewer: Kathleen A. MacNaughton, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 10/21/02



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