Viral Pneumonia (cont.)
Viral Pneumonia Self-Care at Home
If you've been diagnosed with viral pneumonia, you need to rest and drink plenty of fluids.
If you overexert yourself when you are sick, even with a virus, you can prevent your immune system from fighting off the illness, and possibly get even sicker.
You can use over-the-counter medicines to reduce fever, body aches, and cough. Although some medicines can help you feel better, you still need rest. These medicines won't cure you, and your body still needs rest to have the energy to fight the infection and to heal itself.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/6/2014
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