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How is pneumonia treated?

Pneumonia is usually treated with a combination of medication and self-care. For mild cases, self-care treatments such as getting plenty of rest and drinking lots of fluids are recommended. Bacterial pneumonia is usually treated with antibiotics; antifungal medications are used to treat fungal pneumonia. Severe cases of pneumonia may need to be treated in hospital.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Bronchitis


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