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How long is the recovery period fo severe pneumonia

By Anonymous September 23, 2017 - 4:40pm
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home from hospital wondering how long it could take to recovery

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Hello. Thank you for writing.

In healthy people, pneumonia can clear up in 2 to 3 weeks. In older adults and in people with other health problems, recovery may take 6 to 8 weeks or longer. This can vary from person to person.


September 23, 2017 - 5:07pm
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Anonymous (reply to Helena)

I had plurisy New Year's Eve. It went on to become pneumonia from there.

I've had days when I'm in bed and can hardly breath, no bringing up any phlegm, well only sneezing and blowing my runny nose that goes on for an hour or so. I have pains in my chest and back. Some days I feel like I'm getting better and do small things like being sat at the computer and moving around going to the toilet. Then bag I can hardly get air trough my body, I feel extremely weird from this sensation and it scares me that I will never get back to normal living. I've been house bound and can't walk anywhere. I'm 49 and don't smoke , drink occasionally. My partner is exhausted from looking after me and it's killing her inside as she needs a rest.

I took docicyline course of tablets, but it's still with me. I can't recover from this what ever it is I have.

February 17, 2018 - 12:32am
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Pleurisy recovery time depends on the cause. Pleurisy that is associated with pleurodynia usually comes and goes over a few days, but in rare cases, the chest pain can occur over several weeks. If you are not getting better, go back to your doctor.


February 17, 2018 - 6:04am
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