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How long does it take to get over pneumonia

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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 21 years experience
2 to 4 weeks: It can take up to 4 weeks to completely recover from viral pneumonias, mostly depending on the cause (type of virus) causing the infection.

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mihir Patel
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Varies: cough is die to irritation of your respiratory tract and secretions. If your pneumonia is treated properly it can disappear in 3-7 days.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
Yes: Asthma is a common reason why a cough lasts for a few weeks after a cold, but a long-lasting cough is becoming more and more common, even in people wi... Read More
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.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Pneumonia: Depends on type (bacterial or viral) & body's immune system & other factors such as medications & cognitive state & mobility, etc.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
A while: I presume you are feeling better, the fever should be improved, though cough is milder. If that is the case then you are getting better. Many people h... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Emergen C: Emergen c will not hasten his recovery from pneumonia despite the increased vitamin c present in the drink.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Don't worry: Continue using your controller inhaler. This should not increase your likelihood of getting pneumonia. As a matter of fact. Controlling your attacks ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Bronchitis blues: Depending on the germ that caused the bronchitis and you, the patient, symptoms of something like that can vary. Not sure if your doc 'nailed' the eti... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Varady
Specializes in Family Medicine
Variable: There are lots of variables that will determine your recovery. As a younger person the rebound should take a few weeks, given the proper treatment. ... Read More

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