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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

Fungal infections of the lung, also known as aspergillosis because they are commonly caused by the fungus Aspergillus, require antifungal drugs to treat, according to the Merck Home Health Handbook. In some cases, the in... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Nutrition & Diets
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