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Can your body fight and get rid of pneumonia on its own?

Can your body fight and get rid of pneumonia on its own?

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.

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Things someone should eat and drink to help get rid of pneumonia?

Things someone should eat and drink to help get rid of pneumonia?

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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I have had pneumonia for 9 months now. What else can I do to get rid of it?

I have had pneumonia for 9 months now. What else can I do to get rid of it?

Doubt pneumonia.: Pneumonia generally doesn't last any time close to the twenty months you've described. I'd be concerned that something else is going on. You need an intensive evaluation to uncover the true cause of your illness.

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Pneumonia I've had since3//11/ 14 I can't seem to get rid of it, how kingdoms it usually take?

Pneumonia I've had since3//11/ 14 I can't seem to get rid of it, how kingdoms it usually take?

A while: I presume you are feeling better, the fever should be improved, though cough is milder. If that is the case then you are getting better. Many people have residual cough and fatigue for several weeks after. In my experience most people are not back to normal for about 6 weeks. But it is pretty variable. If you are not any better, go back to see your doctor.

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How can you get rid of recurring pneumonia if you live in assisted living?

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How can you get rid of recurring pneumonia if you live in assisted living?

Pneumonia: Regardless of where you live, if you have several bouts of xray/sputum proven pneumonia, chat w/your Family Doc about uncovering cause, perhaps due to obstruction, aspiration, loss of immune function, etc. Also get vaccination status up-to-date.

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I had pneumonia and it went away but there is still a cough. Is this normal? How do I get rid of this annoying cough?

I had pneumonia and it went away but there is still a cough. Is this normal? How do I get rid of this annoying cough?

Let me explain: How do you know it went away? You have to be sure clinically and by x-ray. Go back to your doctor and tell about the cough he will give you something for it. (some thing have Codeine with it, it will get red of the cough).

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Can there be an easy way to get rid of walking pneumonia?

Can there be an easy way to get rid of walking pneumonia?

Maybe: "walking pneumonia" typically refers to pneumonia that results in mild symptoms - hence the ability to "walk" rather than be in bed. These can be caused by bacteria or viruses. If a bacteria is the cause then an antibiotic like Levaquin (levofloxacin) or zithromax may be of help and might reduce length of infection. However, they will do nothing for a virus.

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How long does it take to get rid of the cough from getting over walking Pneumonia?

How long does it take to get rid of the cough from getting over walking Pneumonia?

Month: Usually it takes 2 weeks to get rid of major cough, but 1-2 weeks takes to get rid of leftovers: morning cough, occasional fatigue. Exercise and fresh air helpful.

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I was diagnosed with Bronchitis (Could have been pneumonia). I was prescribed Cefdinir. How come the symptoms of bronchitis take so long to get rid of?

I was diagnosed with Bronchitis (Could have been pneumonia). I was prescribed Cefdinir. How come the symptoms of bronchitis take so long to get rid of?

Bronchitis blues: Depending on the germ that caused the bronchitis and you, the patient, symptoms of something like that can vary. Not sure if your doc 'nailed' the etiology of the cough -if it was pertussis, then that cough can last for weeks. Conversely, if you have 'reactive airways'--something like asthma or sensitivity in the breathing tubes, you could cough for a while as well. Call ur doc if not better soon.

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My doctor said my chest pain is from pneumonia. What can I do to get rid of it?

My doctor said my chest pain is from pneumonia. What can I do to get rid of it?

On antibiotic Rx: If pneumonia is cause of chest pain. Proper antibiotic therapy should clear entirely in week or two. Get rest, plenty of fluids, and NSAID medication if fever.

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I have had the flu virus, pneumonia, strep throat, and now the stomach flu all within a two month period. Should I be worried that I cant get rid of t?

I have had the flu virus, pneumonia, strep throat, and now the stomach flu all within a two month period. Should I be worried that I cant get rid of t?

More history: Is this a new development? If you have had bouts of pneumonia or sinusitis regularly in the past, you need to have an immune evaluation (allergist). Otherwise you need to just wait and see if this is a recurrent pattern. The stomach "flu" may or may not related to your immune system however.

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How to get rid of pnemonia?

How to get rid of pnemonia?

Antibiotics: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissues. It is usually caused by one of a number of bacteria or by aspiration of saliva or food in those who have problems swallowing such as patients who have had strokes or altered levels of consiousness due to alcohol or drugs or seizures. Pneumonia is usually treated with antibiotics.

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How to I get rid of body fat?

How to I get rid of body fat?

Exercise & Diet: Exercise builds muscle combined with a higher protein & lower calorie intake. Stay away from most useless calories, ie. Carbs and sugar. Eat vegetables and make sure your fiber intake is high.

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Hi, how do I get rid of drugs in my body?

Hi, how do I get rid of drugs in my body?

Stop taking them: Once you stop taking them, they begin to be processed out and your system cleans up.

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How can I get rid of body odor?

How can I get rid of body odor?

You can't: Everyone will have a smell but we don't want it to be overpowering. Pay attention to hygiene- wash clothes, body, hair often and brush teeth. Use a deodorant and avoid strong smelling foods, tobacco and alcohol. If those measures fail, you may have a medical or dental condition so consider seeing your doctor.

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Best way to get rid of body odor?

Take a bath: Bathe regularly (daily), use an antiperspirant/deodorant combo on your under-arms every time after you bathe. Keep your clothes washed and dried to avoid holding body odors. Don't smoke. If the above plan is not enough, then add: eat a low fat diet, avoid raw onions and garlic. If all that doesn't work, see a dermatologist or your primary doctor.

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How can I get rid of bad body odor?

Clean up Diet: Eliminate sugars, carbohydrates from your diet. Eat organic fruits and vegetables and reduce meat intake. Take a supplement with large quantities of chlorophyll as well as vegetables high in chlorophyll. Take probiotics three times daily till odor gone. Bathe daily. If these things don't work within a couple of weeks you need to have scopes done top and bottom (egd/colonoscopy).