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can you have walking pneumonia without a fever

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
30 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Fever?: How many days of illness? A virus should last for no more than two weeks of febrile illness. Anything more than that needs to be re- evaluated.
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: You list diagnoses but not treatment.Both chronic sinusitis and pneumonia are are likely bacterial if symptoms persist and are treated with antibiotic ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
CF screening/treat: If he has chronic sinus symptoms and pneumonia with continued fever, he should be re evaluated. Your physician may order a chest radiograph to determi ... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Very different: Telling "walking" pneumonia from bronchitis is often straightforward. Cough with no fever for 6 weeks is very typical of bronchitis. Pneumonia of any ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Unlikely pneumonia: Bronchitis is usually due to a virus. With pneumonia you are very likely to develop fever, cough with sputum containing pus and/or blood, difficulty ... Read More
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably alternative: The difference between acute bronchitis and walking pneumonia is degree of symptoms. With symptoms present for that long and no fever, the diagnosis i ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
37 years experience Internal Medicine
With your history: sooner than later give it 2 or 3 days if no better or fever see a doctor
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Dr. William Witt
45 years experience Anesthesiology
Recurrent pneumonia: You should be seen soon. At a minimum you need a chest x-ray and sputum culture.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Walking pneumonia: The term "walking" pneumonia applies to a chest infection that is serious but does not make you feel bad enough to stay in bed. It is somewhat difficu ... Read More
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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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Walking pneumonia: This is not a good medical term and is used to describe patients with pulmonary parenchymal infections that do not require hospitalization. It can be ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Not really: The organism mycoplasma is not sensitive to amoxicillin.These organisms are resistant to the effects of penicillins and other beta-lactam antibiotics, ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
31 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: Walking pneumonia is not an actual clinical term. It generally means someone who has an infection in the lungs that is not severe enough to leave the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
14 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Maybe: "walking pneumonia" typically refers to pneumonia that results in mild symptoms - hence the ability to "walk" rather than be in bed. These can be cau ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
22 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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