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2. Intravenous antibiotics

We've already established that you can treat bacterial pneumonia using oral antibiotics. These medications will make you feel better within a few days. However, those who are very young or very old, or those who have a high fever or are experiencing breathing difficulties may need to go to the hospital for medication. In such cases, the doctor may administer intravenous antibiotics to treat pneumonia. Before that, the doctor may require blood or sputum tests. Again, these tests are necessary to identify the specific bacteria causing your illness.

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