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can you get rid of pneumonia without antibiotics

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
AIDS and Pneumonia: If a patient with aids is also ill with pneumonia then the right type of treatment needs to be determined with at the very least an x-ray. There is ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See your Doctor: Pneumonia is potentially a life threatening infection. You need to see your physician immediately!
Dr. Joel Selter
36 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Pneumonia: You have to be seen by the doctor. Pneumonia can be life threatening! move it!
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Dr. Matt Malkin
15 years experience Anesthesiology
Not possible: There is a chance your body might fight it off with only limited damage. But also chance you can die. It's not the 1800's so go get treated with antib ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No: Convential therapy(antibiotics) is the most effective treatment. It is orders of magnitude superior to remedies or other nonconventional treatments. ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: Yes, it is possible, especially if the cause is a virus.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Diet doesn't matter: What you eat and drink won't make any difference. To get rid of bacterial pneumonia, you need antibiotics.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
13 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Maybe: "walking pneumonia" typically refers to pneumonia that results in mild symptoms - hence the ability to "walk" rather than be in bed. These can be cau ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
I doubt it: Pneumonia is either cured in 2-4 weeks (with antibiotics usually) or you would have been in more serious trouble over the period of 9 months! i suspe ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Pneumonia: Regardless of where you live, if you have several bouts of xray/sputum proven pneumonia, chat w/your Family Doc about uncovering cause, perhaps due to ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: How do you know it went away? You have to be sure clinically and by x-ray. Go back to your doctor and tell about the cough he will give you someth ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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2-4 weeks: depending on the severity of the infection and if you are a smoker.
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