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How is bacterial pneumonia treated?

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Bacterial pneumonia can be treated with antibiotics, usually by mouth. If it’s severe, you may need to go to the hospital. Treatments there may include oxygen therapy, IV antibiotics, and fluids. With treatment, bacterial pneumonia usually starts to improve in about 24-48 hours.

From: Parkinson's Disease and Pneumonia WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 10/21/2018

SOURCES:

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Parkinson's disease - Complications."

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Disease: "Advice for the the newly diagnosed."

American Lung Association: "Understanding Pneumonia."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "What Is Pneumonia?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Parkinson's disease - Complications."

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Disease: "Advice for the the newly diagnosed."

American Lung Association: "Understanding Pneumonia."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "What Is Pneumonia?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

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