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how long does it take to get over pneumonia

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Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mihir Patel
14 years experience Internal Medicine
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.
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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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Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Pneumonia: Depends on type (bacterial or viral) & body's immune system & other factors such as medications & cognitive state & mobility, etc.
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Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
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 35-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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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Pneumonia.: More information would be helpful. Generally, while pneumonia responds fairly well to antibiotics, it can knock you out for quite a while. It takes ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Duration of the infusion is determined by how your veins tolerate the medication and by the type of iron used. But , normally 2-6 hours. It can be do ... Read More
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Very fast: That can happen very fast. Bacteria double every 20 minutes. 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024 2048 4096 8192 16384 and so on one million in 7 ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Akin
36 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Weeks to months: Depending on the severity of the illness and the age of the patient it can take several weeks to a few months for compete recovery.
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