How long would would it take for pneumonia to kill you if left untreated
Not Medical Advice: Young, healthy people are more likely to recover from pneumonia if left untreated, however this could be fatal for the elderly and anyone already in poor health. It is not possible to put a timeline on this as everyone is affected differently. Treatment usually consists of antibiotics and improvement is seen in 2-3 days. In severe cases a short hospital stay may be required. Pneumonia is a serious disease and should never be left untreated.
Updated on Wednesday, February 01 2012 at 05:50PM EST