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Treatments for Pneumonia

The goal of treatment is to:

  • Destroy the germs that caused the infection
  • Maintain adequate oxygenation
  • Relieve symptoms, such as shortness of breath, cough, muscle aches, and fever
  • Avoid complications

Pneumonia treatment includes:

There are no surgical procedures for treating uncomplicated pneumonia.

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References

Community-acquired pneumonia in adults. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.... Updated August 15, 2016. Accessed November 10, 2016.
Community-acquired pneumonia in children. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.... Updated May 17, 2016. Accessed November 10, 2016.
Diagnosing and treating pneumonia. American Lung Association website. Available at:
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Accessed November 10, 2016.
Treatment. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at:
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Updated September 26, 2016. Accessed November 10, 2016.
Last reviewed November 2016 by David L. Horn, MD
Last Updated: 5/20/2015

 

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