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.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 10/2012 -
- Update Date: 03/18/2013 -