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is a lung infection that develops after you aspirate (inhale) food, liquid, or vomit into your lungs. If you are not able to cough up the aspirated material, bacteria can grow in your lungs and cause an infection.
includes medicines to treat the bacterial infection. You may also receive steroid medicine to open your air passages so you can breathe easier. Do not stop taking this medicine unless your healthcare provider tells you to stop. You may get oxygen through a mask placed over your nose and mouth or through small tubes placed in your nostrils. Ask your healthcare provider before you take off the mask or oxygen tubing.
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