Frequently Asked Questions
What are the three major causes of pneumonia?
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What are the possible causes of pneumonia?
The different types and their associated causes include:
- Bacterial pneumonia: Many bacterial strains can cause pneumonia, but the most common is Streptococcus pneumoniae ( S. ...
- Viral pneumonia: Viral causes of pneumonia include the respiratory syncytial virus and influenza types A and B.
- Fungal pneumonia: This can result from a condition such as valley fever, caused by the Coccidioides fungus.
Why does it take so long to recover from pneumonia?
Once you start taking antibiotics, your symptoms should begin to improve. Recovery times vary a lot from person to person and depend on your general health, age and how severe your pneumonia is. If you are diagnosed with pneumonia and your symptoms don’t improve in 48 hours, or if they get any worse, call 111 or 999 for a reassessment.