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How is viral pneumonia treated?

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Viral pneumonia rarely requires a trip to the hospital. Antibiotics don’t work against viral pneumonia. But you may still get it for any bacterial infection that you may also have. Be sure to take all of your medication, even if you feel better. If you stop taking the medicine too early, the infection can come back and may be harder to treat.

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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