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how long to recover from bronchitis

A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stewart Lonky
49 years experience Pulmonology
As much as 6 weeks: Effects on bronchial mucosa can take that long to revert to normal.

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Try homeopathy: Western medicine has no proven treatments for bronchitis (antibiotics work no better than placebo). I have had great success treating bronchitis with ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: There are a lot of factors that can prolongue an episode of bronchitis. If you are healthy and have no underlying lung disease the symptoms usually st ... Read More
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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Days to life time: Acute bronchitis will usually last a few days to a few weeks depending on the cause and the treatment. A form of chronic bronchits can last a lfietim ... Read More
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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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
depends: Mold, especially alternaria has been associated with severe and life threatening asthma. Asthma control can be achieved through avoidance measures, m ... 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 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 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 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 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Myocarditis: Recovery from myocarditis varies. Some mild forms can fully recover quickly. In some cases acute myocarditis progresses to a chronic form of heart fai ... Read More
A 9-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
1-2: months
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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 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
It's completely : Variable from person to person and depends on the underlying cause of the pleuracy( days to weeks to months).
A 50-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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hall
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not long: 'recovery' is not bad - think how long it takes to get over getting a shot. It does take about a week before you see an effect of the drug, though.
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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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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayman Jabr
29 years experience Family Medicine
1 week: One week.
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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 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Minimal: Most parathyroidectomies by experienced surgeons are done through small incisions in the neck and as an outpatient. Pain is minimal and recovery is s ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on the severity of the overdose. Some never recover.

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