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What can you expect if your pneumonia becomes severe?

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Pneumonia is an infection in your lungs. Depending on what caused it, medication, rest, and time may be enough. If it becomes severe, you may have to stay in the hospital for treatment. While you’re there, your doctor will probably give you fluids or antibiotics through an IV tube. You may even need oxygen therapy or breathing treatments.

SOURCES:

American Lung Association: “Diagnosing and Treating Pneumonia.”

Mayo Clinic: “Pneumonia Diagnosis.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Pneumonia Diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 31, 2019

SOURCES:

American Lung Association: “Diagnosing and Treating Pneumonia.”

Mayo Clinic: “Pneumonia Diagnosis.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Pneumonia Diagnosis.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 31, 2019

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