A 50-year-old member asked:
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can your body fight and get rid of pneumonia on its own?

3 doctor answers
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: Yes, it is possible, especially if the cause is a virus.
Answered on Jan 27, 2017
Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Maybe: It is possible, not everyone died of pneumonia in the pre antibiotic era, but it is not wise to do this if you have a choice. Anyone who thinks they may have pneumonia should seek prompt medical attention to avoid serious complications.
Answered on Mar 28, 2012
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe,maybe not: Since some are triggered by viruses, it is certainly possible.However, the creator of the "Muppets" died rather suddenly of a treatable pneumococcal pneumonia that he ignored in its earliest stages. Makes one consider the possibilities.
Answered on Jul 16, 2014

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
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Diet doesn't matter: What you eat and drink won't make any difference. To get rid of bacterial pneumonia, you need antibiotics.

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