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Getting Over Walking Pneumonia
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
Just getting over walking pneumonia but today i woke up with a bad sore throat its killing me a stuffy nose hurts to swallow could i b get sick again?
Possibly: You didn't mention whether you have fever or chills along with this. However your clinical history & medications warrants you calling your doctor first and letting her or him know that you're feeling sick with a sore throat. They can instruct you what to do. In the meantime, use warm, saline gargles, hydrate and rest. That is comforting and easy to do from home. Keep your neck warm and covered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm trying to get back into cardio after walking pneumonia and after 15 minutes feel like i'm breathing through a straw. Is there breathing exercises?
Take it slow: Your infection took a toll on you. You start exercising with a regimen of progressive rigor. Start slowly, by walking and when you feel you are stronger, go faster, and increase activity and endurance or weights as your body allows. Don't go up too fast. You'll get there in time. ...Read more
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 or zithromax may be of help and might reduce length of infection. However, they will do nothing for a virus. ...Read more
Scared i'm getting walking pneumonia again out of work for over a week too sick too tired to make it to the doctor i need a doctor note and diagnosis?
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
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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