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

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 » Health Medications & Vitamins

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
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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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 The chance of dev... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases