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how long 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends upon degree : Pneumonias can vary from minor to severe. Minor infections might be cleared up in a week while severe pneumonias may require months for recovery. If ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
A few weeks: It depends upon how severe the pneumonia was. A minor pneumonia may be better after a week or so. Toa severe pneumonia may take several weeks.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend on the : Cause and if it is acute or chronic, acute one it take about 2 weeks with the proper medications, in chronic cases go on for month tell the under lyin ... Read More
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
25 years experience Pulmonology
Depends: Pleuritis, infection or inflammation of the pleura, the membrane covering the lungs, can happen with a large number of reasons and each of them can ca ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It depends: It depends on the type of pneumonia, your age, and your general health. Probably anywhere between 2-8 weeks or so.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Variable: Sepsis can be mild to severe, so the recovery is dependent on the severity. Severe sepsis can require weeks to months to recover. Mild sepsis can be o ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillitis : I've noticed it takes adults slightly longer to recover, even 7-10 days. Beyond that, i'd suspect that a non infectious cause may be present.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Variable: It may take two weeks to two months for most people. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/guide/knee-replacement-surgery.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Sepsis: This depends upon the cause of the sepsis, its severity, the timing and appropriateness of the treatment chosen, the underlying condition of the patie ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience Internal medicine
Depends: Infectious pericarditis can be the result of viruses, bacterial or fungal infectiions. Viral pericarditis is usually self limited and usually lasts 2- ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
7-10 days: Usually 7-10 days of oral antibiotics are enough to cure cellulitis. The reddness may take a little longer to totally resolve.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Few weeks: Each person is different & have differing degrees of infection from diverticulitis. One should start feeling better in a few days, but may take a few ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not long: In most common cases of tonsillitis, once antibiotics are started, two or three days. Some cases can be comlicated and may require longer periods of t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Variable: Severe myocarditis either improves quickly or results in death. Other forms linger for months and eventually resolve. Chronic forms stabilize but neve ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayman Jabr
29 years experience Family Medicine
1 week: One week.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience Pulmonology
Few hours to days: Depending upon cause, lung can open in few minutes(mucous plug etc) to days(pneumothorax).
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Everyone is different and every fracture is different. Each injury requires a various amount of healing before function can be restored. If surgery i ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
2-6 weeks: Full recovery from pneumonia may take anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks, depending on the age, immune status & overall health of the person. Changes on xray ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: You recover the fastest with appropriate treatment. The treatment depends on the cause of the pneumonia.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Variable: There are various pneumonias with bacterial or viral etiologies. A healthy young person may take a week of recovery from pneumoni.For middle-aged pe ... Read More
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