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How long is it before streptococcal pneumonia clears?
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: 2 to 3 days
Sometimes longer, provided antibiotics are being administered.
Some cases can be resistant to treatment. Although it is usually easy to treat, it can be deadly.

In brief: 2 to 3 days
Sometimes longer, provided antibiotics are being administered.
Some cases can be resistant to treatment. Although it is usually easy to treat, it can be deadly.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Depends how sick
In a patient who did not need to be hospitalized , usually most people will start to feel better after 3-5 days of antibiotics and be close to normal in about a week.
In a patient needing to be hospitalized, they may take much longer, depending on how sick they are. So a patient who becomes critically ill from pneumonia may take weeks or even months to fully recover from potential complications.

In brief: Depends how sick
In a patient who did not need to be hospitalized , usually most people will start to feel better after 3-5 days of antibiotics and be close to normal in about a week.
In a patient needing to be hospitalized, they may take much longer, depending on how sick they are. So a patient who becomes critically ill from pneumonia may take weeks or even months to fully recover from potential complications.
Dr. Michael DePietro
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