How long will pneumonia last when taking perscribed antibiotics?

Hello, Y! Answers! Recently, my mother got pneumonia. After a week, she went to the doctor's to find out what was wrong and found out that it was pneumonia and the doctor gave her a ton of antibiotics for it. I am really worried about my mom because I read that pneumonia kills people. She's in her mid 50's and has diabetes (Don't know what type) if that helps.

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2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Treatment for pneumonia depends on the type of pneumonia you have and how severe it is. With bacterial pneumonia, most people begin to improve after 1 to 3 days of antibiotic treatment while viral pneumonia usually improves in 1 to 3 weeks. Hope your mom will be better soon. You may also check for more information.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Hi there , thankfully pneumonia causes very few deaths these days ,antibiotics can get rid of pneumonia in 2-3 weeks if its the right amount of the right drug.

    Good luck to your Mum.

    Source(s): Years of respiratory experience.
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