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What are the treatments for chemical pneumonia?

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In many people with chemical pneumonia, treatment is mostly observation. Sometimes symptoms develop over time and the amount of damage done won't be totally known for several hours.

Treatments include:

  • IV fluids
  • Oxygen by mask or tube
  • Breathing treatment with medicine to open breathing tubes
  • Steroid medications by IV or mouth
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs by mouth
  • Pain medications by IV or mouth
  • Artificial ventilation
  • Preventive antibiotics

From: Chemical Pneumonia WebMD Medical Reference

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Chemical Pneumonia from eMedicineHealth

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 14, 2018

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Chemical Pneumonia from eMedicineHealth

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 14, 2018

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