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How long does it take to get over viral pneumonia?

How long does it take to get over viral pneumonia?

2 to 4 weeks: It can take up to 4 weeks to completely recover from viral pneumonias, mostly depending on the cause (type of virus) causing the infection. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pneumonia to get started and become lethal in a nursing home?

How long does it take for pneumonia to get started and become lethal in a nursing home?

Pneumonia: Depends on type (bacterial or viral) & body's immune system & other factors such as medications & cognitive state & mobility, etc. ...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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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

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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?

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?

Follow-up: 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

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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

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

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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?

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?

Depends: If you are very young or elderly it can be very serious. If you have a strong immune system you may fight it longer. A lot depends on what organism is causing the pneumonia. Some are more aggressive than others. For some it may be a matter of hours and some it may be days. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over mono?

How long does it take to get over mono?

Most 2-3 wks: For most teens or adults this would gradually improve after 2-3 weeks. A subset of 1/4 may have persisting problems for 2-3 mo. There is a myth about a "chronic" mono (yrs) that has been refuted by the CDC. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over pleurisy?

How long does it take to get over pleurisy?

Depends on cause: Depends on the underlying cause of pleurisy. The recovery period may vary from weeks to months. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over lorazepam?

How long does it take to get over lorazepam?

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

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How long does it take to get over a marriage?

Depends...: The circmstances surround the break-up of a marriage will have a direct influence on how long it takes both parties to 'put it in the past". ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over cellulitis?

How long does it take to get over cellulitis?

Depends on cause: A better question is why did you have it. There may be an underlying situation making you prone to it. Also note that half the diagnoses are not cellulitis but something else which should be recognized and managed. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over bronchitis?

How long does it take to get over bronchitis?

Variable: Typical episodes of acute bronchitis may last 2-3 weeks before resolution. Symptoms lasting longer should be reported to your physician as their is a chance of secondary bacterial infection or pneumonia. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over thyrotoxicotis?

How long does it take to get over thyrotoxicotis?

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

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How long does it take to get over a metatarsal injury?

How long does it take to get over a metatarsal injury?

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

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How long does it take to get over a overdoss of herion?

How long does it take to get over a overdoss of herion?

W/ antidote?: If an antidote was given,, recovery from an acute overdose occurs within 24 - 48 hours. Heroin is often mixed with other substances (adulterants), which can cause additional symptoms and organ damage. Hospitalization may be necessary. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over pelrisey?

Pleurisy?: It you mean pleurisy? It may take few days- weeks to resolve. It depends on the cause and how fast your body is able to heal it. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over the death of a child, if that's possible to do?

How long does it take to get over the death of a child, if that's possible to do?

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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How long does it take to get over hives?

How long does it take to get over hives?

Acute/chronic hives: Hives vary greatly in duration, so we call hives lasting <6 wks acute, and >6 weeks chronic. It depends on the cause. A mild drug reaction may cause hives lasting only a day or two; a severe one up to 6 months. Chronic idiopathic urticaria resolves at a rate of approx 10% each month, but not every case resolves. Hives due to a known cause recur whenever re-exposure takes place. No simple answer! ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over acute ebv?

How long does it take to get over acute ebv?

Weeks to months: Depending on the severity of the illness and the age of the patient it can take several weeks to a few months for compete recovery. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over paranoid schofrena?

How long does it take to get over paranoid schofrena?

Usually Lifelong: Assuming that the diagnosis is correct, paranoid schizophrenia is a lifelong condition like diabetes which we manage but never actually cure. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over a post viral syndrome? What are the affects?

Depends: Depends what kind of virus. Influenza like virus related syndrome can take a couple of weeks to recover from. Epstein barr virus can cause chronic type syndromes that last longer. Fatigue and flu like symptoms beyond 2 weeks warrants further medical evaluation. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over withdrawl from klonipin (benzodiazipam)?

How long does it take to get over withdrawl from klonipin (benzodiazipam)?

Klonopin (clonazepam): Depends on how long u have been on it, what the daily dose is, what it is prescribed for, and what other medications u r on at same time. Gradual tapering is recommended to avoid withdrawal. Your prescribing doctor can work with u on a regimen to do that. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over the flu after being treated?

How long does it take to get over the flu after being treated?

2-5 days: Influenza treatment is 5 days of tamiflu or relenza (zanamivir). Influenza usually lasts 7-10 days so you should be better 2 to 5 days after completing treatment. A dry cough may persist for several weeks, worse at night. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over the immobility side-effect of haldol (haloperidol)?

How long does it take to get over the immobility side-effect of haldol (haloperidol)?

HALDOL (haloperidol) SIDE EFFECTS: Haldol (haloperidol) side effects will depend on your age and the dose of the medication. Some of the side effects are difficulty in breathing, dizziness, drowsiness, unusual weakness & tiredness. Stopping the drug should get rid of any side effects in a matter of days. Check with your doctor. Older people are affected more than younger ones. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over a concussion? It has almost been a month and my head still feels different.

How long does it take to get over a concussion? It has almost been a month and my head still feels different.

Longer: Six months to a year is a realistic timeframe for a severe concussion, 3-6 months for a mild concussion. Some things get better faster than others. Headaches may persist for much longer, at least mild ones. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over the bird flu?

How long does it take to get over the bird flu?

Longer than flu: "bird flu" , or avian influenza, in general is moe serious than seasonal influenza. It is not uncommon to be sick for longer than a week, and for some symtoms such as cough to last for weeks as this influenza causes moe irritation of the airways and that takes longer to heal. Take it much slower and get plenty of rest. Thank goodness bird flu is extrememly rare in this country. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over thryroiditis and be normal thyroid levels again?

How long does it take to get over thryroiditis and be normal thyroid levels again?

Depends: Thyroiditis is generally categorized into painful and painless type. In the former, occurring commonly during an upper resporatory viral infection, your thyroid levels may go high followed by resolution and normalization of thyroid levels in 4-6 weeks. In the latter, you have a greater risk of developing hypothyroidism ~ 5-10% per year of developing under active thyroid (i.e. Hypothyroidism). ...Read more