Atypical Pneumonia (Mycoplasma and Viral) Treatment
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- Risk Factors
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- Alternative Treatment
- Care Guide
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How to Treat Atypical Pneumonia (Mycoplasma and Viral)
Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. Treatment options include the following:
Usually, atypical pneumonia due to bacteria can be treated with oral antibiotics at home. However, more severe pneumonia may require intravenous antibiotics in the hospital. Some of the antibiotics used to treat atypical pneumonia include erythromycin , azithromycin , and clarithromycin.
Viral pneumonia will not respond to antibiotic treatment.
If you are severely ill from pneumonia, you may need extra oxygen.
If you are diagnosed with pneumonia, follow your doctor's instructions.