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What are the treatment options for viral lung infection?

People with viral lung infection may not need any treatments, as the illness may resolve on its own after a few days. However, people should use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen to treat any fevers that occur with the viral lung infection. (Note that children should not take aspirin because it can cause Reye's syndrome, a rare but dangerous condition.) In some cases, people with viral infections will need antiviral medications, as well as the oxygen tanks available in hospitals. People who need this kind of treatment generally suffer from severe bronciolitis or respiratory syncytial virus.

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