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Minor lung infections are usually viral, which means the body must fight the virus with support from over-the-counter medications and rest, according to HowStuffWorks. Bronchitis is a type of viral lung infection. More »

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Food containing nitrates can greatly worsen a lung infection. Other foods that should be avoided include cruciferous vegetables and foods that contain sulfites, according to Everyday Health. More »

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Isolated instances of simple yeast or mold infection of the lungs--called aspergillosis--usually require no treatment unless they cause other serious symptoms, according to Mayo Clinic. However, invasive aspergillosis re... More »

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Calcification in the lung results from a lung nodule that has built up calcium around it over time; it is typically caused by lung infections, according to the Beth Israel Lung Nodule Center. Most pulmonary nodules are b... More »

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The fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis causes blastomycosis, a disease that leads to lung infections, notes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fungus lives in soil and decayed matter such as wood and leaves... More »

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To prevent infection post knee surgery, eat a healthy diet prior to the procedure, do not take medications that may make the body susceptible to infection and reduce tobacco use, according to About.com. The chance of dev... More »

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Fungus in the lung is caused by breathing the fungus into the lungs, according to HowStuffWorks. There are three main types of fungus that may affect the lung: histoplasmosis fungus, aspergillosis fungus and coccidiomyco... More »

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