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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. ...Read more

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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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I'm on Amoxicillin for 'walking pneumonia' & sinus infect. After 10 days, still have bad headache, sore throat, & sporadic cough. Do I go back to Dr?

I'm on Amoxicillin for 'walking pneumonia' & sinus infect.  After 10 days, still have bad headache, sore throat, & sporadic cough. Do I go back to Dr?

I would: You've been patient. It's possible that there is something else that needs attention and relief. Pay attention to your life-style too. Are you drinking enough water, eating healthy, getting good rest? Not smoking or taking too much alcohol is helpful. Symptoms can become chronic and you're wise to keep that from happening if you can. Best! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take amoxicllin and zpak at the same time? I've been taking amoxicllin for 5 days for a sinus infection but might have walking pneumonia.

Is it ok to take amoxicllin and zpak at the same time? I've been taking amoxicllin for 5 days for a sinus infection but might have walking pneumonia.

Probably but: The combination , although unusual, would offer a wider coverage but the question is what is really causing your illness. The Amoxicillin should be working by now if it is the right antibiotic. You need to see your doctor re. This. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have walking pneumonia ?

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. ...Read more

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Is walking pneumonia contagious for long?

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. ...Read more

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Can there be an easy way to get rid of walking pneumonia?

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. ...Read more

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Can my 8month old catch walking pneumonia from my 8yr old?

Can my 8month old catch walking pneumonia from my 8yr old?

Walking pneumonia: This term simply means that the infected patient need not be hospitalized or remain in bed. It does not indicate the causative agent, which is essential to know in order to assess the risk of transmission to others. If this turns out to be mycoplasma the answer is that in 4-6 weeks any other member of the family may become ill. If your 8 mo old develops any symptoms have them seen asap. ...Read more

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Could having walking pneumonia at age 12 put someone at high risk later?

Could having walking pneumonia at age 12 put someone at high risk later?

Unlikely: Pneumonia treated with by mouth antibiotics, without lingering symptoms is not likely to lead to chronic lung disease. ...Read more

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Docs, usually how long is someone with walking pneumonia contagious for?

10 days: Most patients with mycoplasma pneumonia (also called walking pneumonia) are contagious for up to 10 days after onset of symptoms. ...Read more

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Walking (Definition)

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


Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more