Adenovirus Pneumonia Treatment
General treatment for viral pneumonia includes rest, plenty of liquids, and medications for pain and fever. Additional treatment may include an inhaled bronchodilator medicine. The treatment of severe viral pneumonia may include antiviral medication and oxygen therapy.
Specific treatment for viral pneumonia may include:
- Inhaled bronchodilators for wheezing:
- Cough medications
- Decongestant medications:
- Only for use in older children and adults
- Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed)
- Oxymetazoline (Afrin)
- Phenylephrine (Neo-Synephrine)
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain and fever
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Antiviral medication for viral pneumonia:
- Acyclovir (Zovirax)
- Oseltamivir (Tamiflu)
- Zanamivir (Relenza)
- Amantadine (Symmetrel)
- Rimantadine (Flumadine)
- Foscarnet (Foscavir)
- Ribavirin (Virazole)
- Gancyclovir (Cytovene, Vitrasert)
- Oxygen therapy
- Respiratory therapy for pneumonia:
- Reduces atelectasis
- Mechanical ventilation:
- Use of a ventilator to support breathing in severe viral pneumonia
Adenovirus Pneumonia Drugs
Some antiviral medications are useful in the treatment of viral pneumonia include:
- For herpes pneumonia:
- For cytomegalovirus pneumonia:
- For respiratory syncytial virus pneumonia:
- For influenza:
Adenovirus Pneumonia Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of viral pneumonia.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- Am I contagious?
- For how long?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How do I avoid passing the infection to others?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having viral pneumonia again?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
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