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how long does it take for walking pneumonia to clear up

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Walking pneumonia: Walking pneumonia can be caused by a virus in which case you can be contagious for 10-14 days

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unrelated: In the 3 -4 months since you had this problem it has healed & the lung tissue returned to normal, Any body aches you have now would be unrelated t ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
2-4 weeks: depending on the severity of the infection and if you are a smoker.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
7-14 days: Typically.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Sinus infection: It depends on the cause of the infection - bacterial vs viral. Most of the sinus infections we get are actually caused by a virus and will clear up b ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
19 years experience Gastroenterology
It depends: Unfortunately one cannot predict the course of a viral gastroenteritis in terms of time to recovery - it is variable.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually: A week or so.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavinkumar Dalal
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends on type of infection and extent of infection.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: Clinical response should occur within a day or two but full cure may take longer.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: Most bronchitic infections are viral and will self resolve within three weeks.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Strep throat: Symptomatology improves within a day or so. The major reason to treat strep throats has always been to prevent rheumatic fever which is unusual now p ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Parthiban Munnainathan
7 years experience Family Medicine
2-3 days: Hi, Thank you for your question. If you are on antibiotics, it should start to feel better in 2-3 days. If its not improving much or getting worse t ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Forever: Clotrimazole is an antifungal cream. Acne is cause by bacteria, not fungi. As a result, Clotrimazole is useless as an acne treatment.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
It depends.: It depends on the type of ulcer. It depends on the patient, and it depends on the type of treatment.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Difficult to know: Depends on the virus, what it has caused and your underlying health. This is like asking "when will i be hungry" without saying when you ate last.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Variable: It all depends on the true cause of the "infection" ; whatever other issues are present. "simple conjunctivitis should clear in 7-14 days without any ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
5-10 days on average: Could be few days sooner or few days longer. Depends on how bad the cold was, the anatomy of your nasal passages. Things to try to make it clear up ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Post therapy: If not re exposed you should be ok once you have finished your course of treatment.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
How early u started?: For a typical sore outbreak, it lasts 10-14 days w/o treatment. If you start medication at the very early onset (some feels/knows before it comes to t ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
7-14 days: With treatment.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
A few days: If someone with an uncomplicated bacterial UTI is given an antibiotic to which that the organism is sensisitve, it should clear up in a few days. Mos ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abraham Morse
27 years experience Urogynecology
Symptoms should: Be improved in 2-3 days, but take your entire course of antibiotics to maximize the chance oc completely clearing the bacteria.
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Usually a few days: When antibiotics are effective against bronchitis, improvement (reduced sputum, less colored sputum) usually is apparent within 4-5 days. However, man ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2 - 7 days: Start to improve after 1 - 2 days if on appropriate antibiotics. Most cleared after 3 days, but some take 5 - 7 days. Always best to culture urine to ... Read More

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