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how long does it take to heal from pneumonia

A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla L. King
22 years experience Pediatrics
Many factors: The improvement of pneumonia in newborns depends on many factors such as the gestational age (preterm or full term), the reason of the pneumonia (infe ... Read More

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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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
14 years experience Family Medicine
Not too long...: Everyone has a different immune system but most healthy people should improve within 2 weeks.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Weeks: Chemcal pneumonia ( or pneumonitis) causes irritation to the cells in the lung..generally not an actual pneumonia like that caused by bacteria. Aspir ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: On many factors, such as age and underlying condition of the patient, the type of bacteria or virus, the persons ability to fight off infections (immu ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
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.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
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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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 9-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
1-2: months
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Depends: That depends on a lot of factors, generally speaking being in the ICU and on a ventilator is serious. You would be best served looking for this answer ... Read More
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