All Types of Pneumonia and Its Treatment

Treatment of pneumonia depends on the type and severity of the infection. The cause of pneumonia may be a viral, bacterial, or fungal infection. Mild cases can be treated at home, while some cases require the use of medications, and possibly hospitalization in severe, life-threatening cases.

Viruses and bacteria cause pneumonia, which results in a group of symptoms similar to those associated with influenzas, such as coughing, high body temperature, and chills.

Viral pneumonia treatment

Most cases of viral pneumonia are usually treated at home, but people with health problems or the elderly may need to stay in the hospital.

Viral pneumonia treatment includes:

1- Antipyretics and pain relievers

  • Paracetamol works to relieve pain and fever associated with pneumonia.
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (pain relievers), such as ibuprofen, also help reduce swelling, pain, and fever.