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How long should you be on cipro (ciprofloxacin) for walking pneumonia?

How long should you be on cipro (ciprofloxacin) for walking pneumonia?

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.

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Atypical Pneumonia (Definition)

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


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What is the symptoms of walking pneumonia?

What is the symptoms of walking pneumonia?

Cough: Symptoms of pneumonia are cough that is productive of phelgm, fever and/or chills, weakness and generally feeling ill.

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Could my son really have "walking pneumonia"?

Could my son really have "walking pneumonia"?

Yes: This is more a descriptive term than a real diagnosis. Any kid who is taking fluids well enough to be treated for pneumonia by mouth, rather than hospitalized for an IV is often labeled walking pneumonia.

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What are the symptoms of pneumonia or walking pneumonia.?

What are the symptoms of pneumonia or walking pneumonia.?

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. Regular pneumonia would have same symptoms, but stronger and more dramatic.

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Which is the distinction between pneumonia and walking pneumonia?

Which is the distinction between pneumonia and walking pneumonia?

Clinical appearance: Bacterial pneumonia could be life threatening especially in elderly population, but majority of the time, infection is below the vocal cord and in the interstitiium, causing fever and cough and crackles in examination but not severe enough to be treated by IV antibiotics, therefore, could be treated with PO medications and patients could take it as out patient, hence walking. Shahzeidi, md.

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Walking pneumonia contagious?

Walking pneumonia contagious?

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 many causes of pneumonia some are contageous before and during symptoms and some are not.

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Can a newborn catch walking pneumonia from his dad?

Can a newborn catch walking pneumonia from his dad?

Pneumonia: Newborn babies are pretty resilient. Plus their mother's transferred immunity protects them well. Whether they can or cannot catch it, if it is contagious, they can and it will depend on who's going to win - the bug or the immune system of the baby.

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Does walking pneumonia look like gray mass on a x-ray?

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 (just another appearance on the spectrum of black to white). There are a number of pathologies that may replace the normal "black" appearance of aerated lung (including lung cancer, volume loss, and bleeding in the lung from trauma).

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Can you please describe the difference between the flu and walking pneumonia?

Can you please describe the difference between the flu and walking pneumonia?

See below: The flu is influenza, a viral lower respiratory tract infection. Walking pneumonia is a case of pneumonia (lung infection) in which the affected person is not too sick and is able to walk around rather than stay in bed. Influenza can cause pneumonia and can also be complicated by a bacterial pneumonia.

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How long does it take to get rid of the cough from getting over walking Pneumonia?

How long does it take to get rid of the cough from getting over walking Pneumonia?

Month: Usually it takes 2 weeks to get rid of major cough, but 1-2 weeks takes to get rid of leftovers: morning cough, occasional fatigue. Exercise and fresh air helpful.

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Is 4l an average volume to be extracted via thoracentesis for a 55 year old male w/ CKD and walking pneumonia?

Seems a lot: Do you have evidence of volume overload elsewhere? Such as lower extremity swelling, fluid accumulation in the abdomen. I worry about congestive heart failure. Pleural effusions (fluid outside the lungs in the chest) are commonbut 4 liters seems excessive. Usually walking pneumonia does not have effusions. Bacterial pneumonia is more commonly associated. Make surer the fld was sent for study.

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Hi I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia on 4/4/13 and I was wondering when can I kiss my boyfriend that its not contagious? I'm on medication.

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 are also less likely to be contagious after 48 hours. Another thing to watch is if you are no longer feverish.

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Hi I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia on thursday. 4/4/13 I was wondering when it's not contageous no more and when can I kiss my boyfriend again.

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 usually are already spread to the people close to us. But to be safe, wait 24 hours.

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I am a pack a day plus smoker. Just diagnosed yesterday with walking pneumonia. I have outdated nicotine patches. Are they ok to use. I know I need to?

I am a pack a day plus smoker. Just diagnosed yesterday with walking pneumonia. I have outdated nicotine patches. Are they ok to use. I know I need to?

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 time to cut way down or move toward quitting after you recover. It's a good way to find the silver lining. If you miss smoking, try to do your smoking breath pattern w/o a cigarette. That "in, hold, full blow exhale" is VERY good for you to keep doing!

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What is walking pneumonia?

Walking pneumonia: Generally a term which suggests that the patient can be treated as an outpatient rather than having to be hospitalized. It is a poor term to use because it neither defines the cause of the infection, the mechanism by which it occurred, or the type of therapy necessary.

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How do I know if I have walking pneumonia ?

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.

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Is walking pneumonia contagious for long?

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.

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Can amoxicillin help with walking pneumonia?

Can amoxicillin help with walking pneumonia?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the pneumonia. A penicillin sensitive strain of s. Pneumoniae could be effectively treated with amoxicillin. You list "atypical pneumonia" which is caused by legionella, mycoplasma, chlamydophilia, q fever etc. All of which are resistant to amoxicillin.

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Does amoxicillin help with walking pneumonia?

Probably not: Walking pneumonia is not an actual clinical term. It generally means someone who has an infection in the lungs that is not severe enough to leave them bedridden during their illness. Many cases of pneumonia are caused by viruses, which do not respond to any antibiotics. Antibiotics for bacterial pneumonias depend on where patient contracted it, age, severity, etc. Amox is not a recommended tx.

Dr. Michael Gabor
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