A 50-year-old member asked:
can your body fight and get rid of pneumonia on its own?
3 doctor answers
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS answered
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 answered
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 answered
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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