Lung infections are common. We see them pop up most often around the cold and flu season. Usually, a common cold clears up in a few weeks with rest and the occasional antibiotic or other medication.
We use the results to confirm the infection and to discuss the best course of treatment with you.
While early treatment will help you beat a chronic lung infection, your best bet is to follow preventive practices.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze; wash your hands often; try to avoid coming into contact with people who have a cold, flu, or other infection; and get your annual vaccines, particularly if you already have a chronic condition like diabetes or belong to an age-vulnerable population (i.e., very young or aged).
To set up an appointment with Austin Pulmonary Consultants for a chronic lung infection, call our North Office at (512) 977-0123 or South Office at (512) 441-9799.
Additional information about chronic lung infections may be found on our resources page.