A 30-year-old member asked:
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how long does it take to recover from a slight pneumonia?

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Dr. Daniel Kessler
14 years experience Family Medicine
Not too long...: Everyone has a different immune system but most healthy people should improve within 2 weeks.
Answered on May 22, 2019
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Dr. Dan Fisher
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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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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Depends on the cause: Depends on the cause but most pneumonias in this age group are treated with antibiotics and babies recover in 10 to 14 days with treatment.

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