A 30-year-old member asked:
can there be an easy way to get rid of walking pneumonia?
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Dr. Matthew Majzun answered
13 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 caused by bacteria or viruses. If a bacteria is the cause then an antibiotic like Levaquin (levofloxacin) or zithromax may be of help and might reduce length of infection. However, they will do nothing for a virus.
Answered on Mar 14, 2017
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