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How does viral lung infection affect other conditions?

If you have other conditions and you get a viral lung infection, you could end up facing some serious complications. People who have immunodeficiency problems, like HIV or AIDS, can have difficulty recovering from a viral lung infection because they do not have sufficient white blood cells to kill the intruding virus. Individuals who have asthma and who develop a viral lung infection may be prone to an asthma attack, a potentially fatal problem if not treated.

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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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Are there alternative treatments for viral infections?
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The medications available to treat the symptoms of a viral infection can help alleviate discomfort, ...
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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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Can antibiotics treat viral lung infections?
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People with viral lung infections are not given antibiotics as a course of treatment because these d...
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