How do I manage my viral lung infection on a daily basis?

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If you have a viral lung infection, you should rest until you have recovered. Make sure you do the following to manage your disease:

  • Don't go out. You could make others very sick by spreading your disease. Stay home until your symptoms are gone.
  • Care for your fever. Take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs if need be to keep your fever under control.
  • Be alert. Make sure someone is there to take you to the hospital in the event of an emergency, like if you are having trouble breathing.
  • If your doctor has prescribed medication, take it as recommended.

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Viral Lung Infections

Viral Lung Infections

Viral lung infections include acute bronchitis, viral pneumonia, bronchiolitis, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). These viral lung infections usually begin as a respiratory virus that spreads to the lungs. Chest pain, chronic ...

coughing, fever and fatigue are common with bronchitis. This infection cannot be treated with antibiotics. Viral pneumonia presents with a host of symptoms including coughing, fatigue, fever, aches and pains, and GI symptoms. While antibiotics are not indicated for pneumonia, some antiviral medications can help. Infants can develop both bronchiolitis and RSV at a young age, causing coughing and wheezing.
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