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how long is walking pneumonia contagious after starting antibiotics

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Up to 10 days: It can definitely vary, but a week to 10 days is common.
Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not contgious: Most pneumonias do not spread from person to person like head colds, there develop when bacteria living in the nose and mouth are aspirated into the l ... Read More
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Pneumonia: For bacterial pneumonia, you are no longer contagious after taking an antibiotic for 24 hours. Viral pneumonias are contagious until cough disappears. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
10 days: Most patients with mycoplasma pneumonia (also called walking pneumonia) are contagious for up to 10 days after onset of symptoms.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
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
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Contagious cough?: It is usually thought that with respiratory infections you are more contagious early and then less so with time. If you are no antibiotics then you a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
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 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Kaufman
18 years experience Internal Medicine
24 hours after...: The last fever, or after you have started antibiotics is usually a good time. That said, many respiratory infections can be caused by virus and usuall ... Read More
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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Walking pneumonia: Drs in your area will know best what is going around and what the bug is best treated with. It can vary markedly so ask them. Or you can go to CDC rep ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
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

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