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How can I get rid of pneumonia without having to go to the doctors to get antibiotics I am also allergic to penicillin?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
10 doctors agree
In brief: Pneumonia
You have to be seen by the doctor. Pneumonia can be life threatening! move it!

In brief: Pneumonia
You have to be seen by the doctor. Pneumonia can be life threatening! move it!
Dr. Joel Selter
Dr. Joel Selter
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Dr. Maureen Mays
There are lots of antibiotics for people allergic to penicillin!
Dr. Martin Raff
There are many antibiotics which can be substituted if you are truly allergic to penicillin. Please get medical assistance ASAP
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Not possible
There is a chance your body might fight it off with only limited damage.
But also chance you can die. It's not the 1800's so go get treated with antibiotics, if is indeed pneumonia! there are many non-penicillin choices.

In brief: Not possible
There is a chance your body might fight it off with only limited damage.
But also chance you can die. It's not the 1800's so go get treated with antibiotics, if is indeed pneumonia! there are many non-penicillin choices.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: See your Doctor
Pneumonia is potentially a life threatening infection.
You need to see your physician immediately!

In brief: See your Doctor
Pneumonia is potentially a life threatening infection.
You need to see your physician immediately!
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Don't be afraid...
Penicillin isn't going to be the best choice for treatment of what you have anyway. Do be afraid of your pneumonia and go see your doctor. People still die of pneumonia. Remember jim henson?

In brief: Don't be afraid...
Penicillin isn't going to be the best choice for treatment of what you have anyway. Do be afraid of your pneumonia and go see your doctor. People still die of pneumonia. Remember jim henson?
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: You can't
If you really have pneumonia, which is a serious infection, you have to be evaluated by a doctor and if the infection is bacterial be prescribed an appropriate antibiotic.
There are several which can be used in a penicillin allergic patient. Pneumonia will not get better on its own.

In brief: You can't
If you really have pneumonia, which is a serious infection, you have to be evaluated by a doctor and if the infection is bacterial be prescribed an appropriate antibiotic.
There are several which can be used in a penicillin allergic patient. Pneumonia will not get better on its own.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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