About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Español
VNA of Care New England
VNA of Care New England

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. Updated August 27, 2012. Accessed October 3, 2012.

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

Revision Information

Health Headlines
Airport Screening in West Africa Will Curb Ebola's Spread: StudyView in a lightbox
CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola PatientsView in a lightbox
Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While PregnantView in a lightbox
Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study SaysView in a lightbox
Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus ItselfView in a lightbox
VNA of Care New England
© 2011 Site Index | Disclaimer | Legal Notices | Talks Your Health