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Can You Have Walking Pneumonia Without A Cough
Atypical pneumonia is so called because the causative organisms are not the usual ones associated with most cases of pneumonia. Besides mycoplasma, chlamydia & legionella, many viruses, fungi & protozoa can cause atypical pneumonia as well. Symptoms & signs can be atypical - dry cough, minimal or no fever, absence of lobar consolidation or leucocytosis etc. ...Read more
Can you get pneumonia if you don't cough (by using cough suppressants) when you have acute bronchitis? Or is that ok to do?
After a good run/workout i can't say many words without having to need to take a deep breath however i can run very well, is this shortness of breath?
Short of breath : That doesn't sound like it. If you are short of breath, you'll know it. ...Read more
What Vitamins can give you to a 15months old have weak lungs? he can easily have cough and colds.
Weak lungs?: I would not say your baby has "weak lungs". He is in fact being exposed to new germs every day and his body will be developing an immunity to them. It is a great idea to make sure that he eats well and sleeps well. Also, you can give him a good children's multivitamin and perhaps some echinacea as directed to boost his immunity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a person have an asthma attack without feeling breathless and no wheezing. Can the only symptom be coughing?
No - except quads: The inflammation of the bronchus (upper large airway) would lead to a cough unless the patient is unable to cough (e.g. they are a quadriplegic). A viral bronchitis can lead to a non-productive cough initially, but usually these will become productive in a short period of time, so a non-productive cough can be bronchitis. ...Read more
Can you get sepsis without a cough or fever, in other words, can you have an infection that suddenly leads to sepsis without warning symptoms first?
Walking pneumonia: This is a poor and virtually meaningless term referring primarily to whether a patient requires hospitalization or can be treated as an outpatient. The duration of cough will depend upon the organism involved. If mycoplasma pneumoniae the cough can be present for many weeks making you wonder if you have cancer. If bacterial it may be very brief, as long as major airways not involved. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of walking pneumonia I've been sick for about two months. When i cough i can feel the fluid but it doesn't come up. It started off really bad. Now i just have a cough.
Walking pneumonia.: Rather than hitting you like a ton of bricks like a typical pneumonia, walking (atypical) pneumonia can present with more subtle symptoms that may linger for even weeks before you think they may be deserving of medical attention. May present with a little cough, shortness of breath, chest discomfort, fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I exercise while I have walking pneumonia? I've been on meds and an inhaler for 4 days and the only thing bothering me is a slight cough
Yes: This generally means they do not consider you at much risk for being hospitalized and should respond to outpatient treatment. Your lungs must work well enough to sustain any exercise over baseline activities. You can push through your exercise routine and back off if you get dizzy/feel faint or realize your body is telling you to slow down. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had a persistent dry cough for the last couple of weeks. Could it be walking pneumonia? What are some alternative methods to taking medication?
Mgt: A virtual appointment may be booked online, and this may help to better determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more
Could I have walking pneumonia? If so, can I be fine on my own or go to Dr.? Been feeling mucousy, also in the chest. Cough produces mostly nothing?
My 8 month breastfed baby seems happy but has a cough and I have been diagnosed with walking pneumonia. He has a rattle when we breathes. What to do?
Talk to the doctor: Many infants cough. Most often, it comes from inhaling milk at least occasionally. Sometimes they catch germs, such as viruses, from a brother or sister or parent. Talk to your son's doctor to see what needs to be done, if anything. Be sure to wash your hands well and cover your coughs while you are sick. A rattle in the chest often means there is mucus in the lungs -- bronchitis or pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had walking pneumonia almost 3 months ago. Still coughing but less. Using albuterol one puff at bedtime still & cough up lots of mucous. Normal?
Any follow-up?: If you're still feeling residual symptoms three months after being sick, you should have had some follow-up with the treating doctor. Did you have an X-Ray repeated since you were diagnosed? Chest X-Ray should be clear by now, but if you're still symptomatic you should be sure it's clear. Have a follow-up visit with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Placed on azithromycin for walking pneumonia and I finished the meds today but I still have the cough. Is this normal?
Do I have walking pneumonia been sick for about two months
its started off with the flu symptoms.Then it went away but is still had a cough. But then my mom got sick, and we thought i gave her what i had. However she went to the doctor because she got rea
Without : Without examining you and possibly getting an x-ray, it's difficult to tell what is going on. However, any cough that worsens, is associated with fever or lasts more than 2-3 weeks should be evaluated by a doctor. Most coughs associated with an upper respiratory infection go away within 1-2 weeks. There are many problems that could be going on - common things being walking pneumonia, bronchitis, allergies or gastroesophageal reflux but less common and more serious causes could be pneumonia, tuberculosis or congestive heart failure. Evaluating your other pertinent symptoms and listening to your lungs can help deliniate the cause of your cough and hopefully get you the treatment you need to feel better. Give your doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more
I've been to the doctor six times in the last month. I've been diagnosed with strep, bronchitus, sinus inf., thrush, rad, chronic cough and walking pneumonia. I still have a violent cough though.
Need follow up: With all these conditions you need to follow up with your doctor or consult an infectious disease specialist. It is very difficult to recommend any thing else.We do not know what if any antibiotics you have been treated and if you have ang blood test, thrush infection makes me think you might have underlying immunity problem. Do you have any other co existing condition.Consult an id doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean if my X-ray is clear but still after 3 months of being diagnosed with walking pneumonia, coughing up mucus during the day? So tired
My doctor prescribed amoxicillin for walking pneumonia . The coughing went away on its own but still having chest pain. should I take the medicine?
A cpl months ago I was treated 4 walking pneumonia even though the test didn't show I had it. Now I'm coughing again with runny nose and chest rttlng?
See a doctor: Walking pneumonia presents in a different manner and has a different causative organism than typical pneumonia. Patients still usually feel short of breath, but the fever, general poor feeling, and other symptoms are more gradual in onset and can last longer. The only real way to be certain and get adequate treatment is to see a physician in order to check bloodwork as well as a chest xray. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 caused by many different microorganisms and more often than not, these are not transmissible from person to person unless in very close contact. An example would be atypical pneumonia due to mycoplasma pneumoniae, often person to person in school. ...Read more
Mycoplasma infection: Walking pneumonia is the commonly used name for infection caused by the organism mycoplasma pneumoniae. It can have a varied presentation on chest xray, ranging from diffuse reticulonodular pattern to lobar consolidation. There can be some fluid collection around the lungs as well. Ct scans can show ground glass patterns or even nodular densities at times. Xray findings are non-specific in most. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
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