Fungal pneumonia is challenging since it resembles other diseases. Many people delay medical care because they have a cold or flu. Mucus and lung fluid cultures are also needed to determine the specific etiology.
The following tests are used to make a diagnosis:
- Blood culture
- Blood testing
- Chest X-ray
- Pulse oximetry
In extreme circumstances, further testing may be required, such as:
- Chest computerized tomography (CT) scan
- Pleural fluid culture
- Sputum test
Antifungal medicines are used to treat fungal pneumonia. Dosages and administration methods differ depending on the particular instance and kind of illness. Among the medications mentioned are:
- Amphotericin B injection
- Other triazoles
In extreme situations, you may prescribe oxygen treatment and breathing exercises to release mucus and strengthen the lungs. In most cases, therapy for fungal pneumonia might extend up to a year.