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A 29-year-old female asked:

why does pneumonia get worse every time i go out to walk for a few hours? afterwards i have more mucus and cough. no fever.

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vijay Karia
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Allergy: You may have mild asthma, hayfever or some allergy to certain environmental stimuli. See your doctor for treatment.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Worse ????????: Your tolerance to any physical activity during pneumonia is likely to be poor and I would expect you to tire quickly. You may feel worse but there is little evidence that you make the pneumonia worse. Bringing up retained mucus after breathing deeper is expected. Your body is telling you to rest so it can concentrate on the work of healing.

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