How long does it take to recover from pneumonia?

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Recovering from pneumonia can take a long time. Some people recover quickly and can get back to their usual routine in a week or so. Most people are sick for longer, often for up to four weeks. Even after you feel better and no longer need to stay in bed, you might feel tired for several more weeks.

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Pneumonia

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs and has symptoms simliar to cold and flu. Other symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath and chest pain. Pneumonia can be caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi and treatment includes ant...

ibiotics. If pneumonia is severe, hospitalization may be required. A pneumonia vaccine is available and recommended as a one-time shot for adults over the age of 65.
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