Bacterial Pneumonia (cont.)
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What Is the Treatment for Bacterial Pneumonia?
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Treatment for bacterial pneumonia include antibiotics, fluid hydration, anti-fever medication such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, cough suppressant if necessary, avoidance of smoking tobacco, and hospitalization if necessary.
Are There Home Remedies for Bacterial Pneumonia?
If a person suspects they have pneumonia based on the signs or symptoms, see a doctor as soon as possible. There is no home treatment for pneumonia. Although cough suppressants, expectorants, or fever-lowering drugs may be helpful, they should not be started without discussing their use with a doctor.
What Is the Medical Treatment for Bacterial Pneumonia? Are Antibiotics Necessary?
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