Viral pneumonia is the infection of lung tissue by viruses.
Signs and symptoms of viral pneumonia can vary in severity. These can include
Other associated symptoms can include
- chest pain,
- difficulty breathing,
- weakness, and
- rapid breathing.
In severe cases, blueness of the lips and nails may occur.
Causes of viral pneumonia
Many different viruses can cause pneumonia. Examples include influenza virus, coronaviruses (including SARS-CoV-2), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), herpesviruses, rhinoviruses, and others. About 30% of all cases of pneumonia are believed to be caused by viral infections. The infections spread through droplets of fluid that scatter in the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Other viral pneumonia
- Chest Pain
- Difficulty Breathing
- Dry Cough
- Rapid Breathing
- Shaking or Chills
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Examples of Medications for Viral Pneumonia
- Augmentin (amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, Augmentin XR, Augmentin ES-600, Amoclan)
- oseltamivir (Tamiflu)
- Penicillin (Antibiotics)
- ribavirin, Rebetol, Copegus, Ribasphere, RibaPak, Moderiba
- Rifadin (rifampin, isoniazid and pyrazinamide)
- Teflaro (ceftaroline fosamil)
- Unasyn (ampicillin and sulbactam)
- Xenleta (lefamulin)
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