Is there a cure for viral lung infections?

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There is a cure for viral lung infections, and in most cases you don't need to do much to get it. The immune system typically fights the multiplying virus in your body. And if you rest and take care of the fever you experience, your body can fight the disease on its own. Your body will build immunity to that particular virus. In some cases, you may need to take antiviral medication to help you fight the virus. Flu is the only viral respiratory infection that is preventable by vaccine.

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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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