Question by  mimidolphin (2)

How long does pneumonia usually last in a adult?


Answer by  johnresa (2455)

Bacterial pneumonia lasts about a week or so normally but viral pneumonia lasts a bit longer at around 10-12 days.


Answer by  wikkiwikki (175)

There are different kinds of pneumonia. Bacterial pneumonia can be cleared within two to four weeks with antibiotic treatment. Viral pneumonia may take four to six weeks to resolve. The mortality rate is about 5% in the elderly.


Answer by  DrMom (854)

The severity of pneumonia and the overall health of the patient will influence recovery time. With good response to antibiotics, an adult patient may feel better in a few days.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Pneumonia can be caused by several different organisms. Depending on which organism it is your pneumonia can last any where from several days to around three weeks. You will probably be coughing for much longer than that though. Generally what people know as full on pneumonia will last more like two or three weeks.


Answer by  barkley38 (85)

Pneumonia can last anywhere from 5 days to months- it depends on the severity of the pneumonia. The amount of fluid that has built up in your lungs is an indicator of the length of the illness.


Answer by  Baobao (1273)

It depends on the type and symptom, if it is serious, it will last longer. Anyway keep your air fresh,drink more water and have a good rest.

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