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coughing for a few months, mild mostly dry. month and a half mild shortness breath.what can it be? how long before pneumonia symptoms show?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
This is not pneumoni: Pneumonia is an acute infection of the lung. It develops rather suddenly, over 3-5 days and does not linger on for more than one to 3 weeks. Anything persisting longer requires complete evaluation for allergies or for a more chronic condition. Go see a Pulmonologist for further advice.
Answered on Mar 24, 2020

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