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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes, it can happen: Yes, they can be infected so if they have symptoms do take them for medical evaluation and treatment. Here's a link to determine if they have symptoms ... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
21 years experience Pediatrics
Walking Pneumonia: Yes. I know this is an impossible task, but do your best to keep them apart. Additionally, make sure you and everyone else in the house are washing t ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Walking pneumonia: This term simply means that the infected patient need not be hospitalized or remain in bed. It does not indicate the causative agent, which is essenti ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Infectious : If your 8 year old has an infectious disease such as a pneumonia caused by a virus or bacteria, then there is a possibility that other members of the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
pneumonia: Newborn babies are pretty resilient. Plus their mother's transferred immunity protects them well. Whether they can or cannot catch it, if it is contag ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Depends: It depends on what kind of treatment was being used for crohn's disease. A lot of patients with crohn's disease are now treated with biologic agents a ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Walking pneumonia: Generally a term which suggests that the patient can be treated as an outpatient rather than having to be hospitalized. It is a poor term to use beca ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. C. michael Bowman
45 years experience Pediatrics
Cough, fatigue: Cough is the main symptom, and fatigue and aches can also be there. Fever, chest pain, shortness of breath and sputum (mucus) production are not so p ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Walking pneumonia is a loose label that can be applied to any pneumonia that you don't need IV antibiotics to treat.It can be mild and not effect your ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Community Acquired: Walking pneumonia is a definition of a pneumonia acquired outside of a hospital. Pneumonia usually causes fever, cough, shortness of breath and fatig ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Fein
Specializes in Family Medicine
Red Flag Symptons: The red flag symptoms of walking pneumonia are well known to me, having had now three such pneumonias personally. Cough that is worse that that typic ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This is more a descriptive term than a real diagnosis. Any kid who is taking fluids well enough to be treated for pneumonia by mouth, rather than hosp ... Read More

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