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How Long Does It Take To Get Over Pneumonia
When you get over pneumonia after having it for 3 weeks how long does it take before you stop coughing up fluids?
Pneumonia: Depends on type (bacterial or viral) & body's immune system & other factors such as medications & cognitive state & mobility, etc. ...Read more
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
I often hard to take a deep breath and feeling so week and tired. My doctor said I got pneumonia. how bad and how long it takes for me to get cure?
Variable: There are lots of variables that will determine your recovery. As a younger person the rebound should take a few weeks, given the proper treatment. Good that you don't smoke. Don't overdue things during your recovery, as that can delay your feeling better ...Read more
I had pneumonia and my last CT scan showed that it's all clear but I'm still feeling quite lousy how long should it take for the pneumonia to totally get out of my system so I feel back to normal?
Pneumonia is a serious lung infection that can make you very ill. Pneumonia often clears up with proper treatment in 2 to 3 weeks. Make certain you get adequate rest, drink a lot of fluids, stay away from
smokers, and eat well with a daily multivitamin. I also suggest a follow-up chest X-ray and CBC to make certain there is no remaining focus of infection. ...Read more
How long does an iron infusion take? Will my doctor put the IV in my arm? If I currently have pneumonia can I still get the infusion done? Thanks
Depends: Duration of the infusion is determined by how your veins tolerate the medication and by the type of iron used. But , normally 2-6 hours. It can be done during an infection if the infection is being controlled . ...Read more
How long can it take for pneumonia to spread from just one lobe of one lung to all of both lungs and get into the blood stream?
It depends...: On what you were using it for and what dose you were on. If you were using it for insomnia, you might find that you are sleeping better even after just one sleepless night off it. If you were on a large dose, you should taper it off slowly to avoid a seizure. For many people, Lorazepam is prescribed because of an anxiety disorder, and that doesn't go away on its own. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: If you treat with radioactive iodine (131-I), it could be resolved in as little as 6-10 weeks (but could take longer, and sometimes the treatment dose is too low, and doesn't cure it at all). If you're trying to treat it with methimazole, the data suggest that if you treat for 2 years, you have about a 50% chance of it being cured. Thus most patients' preference for radioactive iodine. Good luck! ...Read more
It depends: If the bone is fractured, it can take about 6 weeks. Lesser injuries can heal sooner. It really depends on the type of injury. Seeing a podiatrist can answer this more specifically. ...Read more
Depends: I don't believe that the sadness ever goes away completely, but life can still be enjoyed. It is extremely important to consult with your physician to be evaluated for depression, which it different than being sad. Also, seeing a very good therapist who has experience in dealing with loss can be very helpful. ...Read more
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