Contusion to the Lung Treatment
Treatment for a pulmonary contusion often includes intravenous fluids, oxygen therapy, narcotic pain medications, oxygen therapy, and deep breathing exercises. Treatment for a severe pulmonary contusion may require mechanical ventilation to support breathing.
Treatment options for a pulmonary contusion include:
Contusion to the Lung Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of a pulmonary contusion.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- Is surgery an option for me?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- 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:
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- Will this injury cause any long term effects?
- What local support and other resources are available?
Contusion to the Lung Specialist
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