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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more