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Can antibiotics treat viral lung infections?

People with viral lung infections are not given antibiotics as a course of treatment because these drugs cannot treat viral infections. Instead, people with the disease may be given antiviral medications. However, these medicines are generally given infrequently, as viral infections can often simply run their course.

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What are the treatment options for viral lung infection?
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People with viral lung infection may not need any treatments, as the illness may resolve on its own ...
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What are the symptoms of viral lung infections?
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Common symptoms of viral lung infections include cough, fever, and the presence of mucus in the lung...
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Are viral lung infections contagious?
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Viral infections are spread from person to person - they are a contagious disease. Usually, people d...
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How common is viral lung infection?
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Viral lung infections are very common. In fact, viral lung infections often begin with an infect...
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