Is viral lung infection treatment costly?

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In most cases, viral lung infection treatment is not costly. Actually, many people do not need to be treated for a viral lung infection - they can simply wait for the infection to heal on its own. However, some people will need tests (like X-rays and blood work) during the diagnosis phase of the disease. Antiviral medications are used to treat some sufferers, and in severe cases, hospitalization and ventilator support may be necessary. If you need medication or a hospital's services, your treatment will be much more costly.

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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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