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How long is walking pneumonia contagious after starting antibiotics

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See below: Walking pneumonia is a lay term for a case of pneumonia that is relatively mild. The patient is not bed ridden and is able to walk around. There are ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Always with caution: Walking pneumonia was used as a term, i believe , for mycoplasma infection. The idea of treatment is usually 5 days they're ok or 48 hours of antibiot... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Less severe: "walking pneumonia" just refers to a pneumonia in which patients have relatively milder symptoms.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 15 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 33 years experience
Pneumonia: Is shown on a chest x-ray as an area of "whiteness" in an area that would otherwise show normal "black" lung aeration. It could appear gray as well (j... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 19 years experience
Varies: In general, a 7-10 day course should be sufficient for a bacterial pneumonia. This can vary and may be longer depending on the severity of the disease... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
2-4 weeks: depending on the severity of the infection and if you are a smoker.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Yes it is contagious: Most Pneumonias are caused by viral or Bacterial infection in the lungs.When a person with pneumonia coughs it can cause infection to people around th... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
No harm likely: They almost certainly will do no harm - it may be a tiny bit less strong - but DO NOT use more than directions warn about. I hope you can use this tim... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Cough and fever: Walking pneumonia is basically a pneumonia that is not so severe that it requires hospitalization for most people. A common cause of walking pneumonia... Read More