• Treatments for Pneumonia

    The goal of treatment is to:
    • Destroy the germs that caused the infection
    • Maintain adequate oxygenation
    • Relieve symptoms of shortness of breath, cough, muscle aches etc.
    • Avoid complications
    Treatment involves the following:
    Lifestyle changesMedicationsOther treatments

    There are no surgical procedures for treating uncomplicated pneumonia.

    References

    Pneumonia symptoms diagnosis and treatment. American Lung Association website. Available at: http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/pneumonia/symptoms-diagnosis-and.html . Accessed October 3, 2012.

    Pneumonia. National Heart Lung Blood Institute (NHLBI) website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/pnu/ . Updated March 1, 2011. Accessed October 3, 2012.

    Pneumonia in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated August 27, 2012. Accessed October 3, 2012.

    Pneumonia in children. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated August 27, 2012. Accessed October 3, 2012.

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