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Dr. John Munshower
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Do you have to treat walking pneumonia? If recovered without treatment, does it leave permanent scarring in the lungs?

Do you have to treat walking pneumonia? If recovered without treatment, does it leave permanent scarring in the lungs?

In a way: In a way, you need to treat of course, as if it was viral (your probable case since you recovered without antibiotics) you would rest and push fluids and treat it supportively. If bacterial, you would need antibiotics. Usually, the body will heal itself, but on a rare occasion, you may leave some scarring from an old infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Besides medications anything also i can do from home to treat my pneumonia?And what's the difference between walking pneumonia and just pneumonia?

Besides medications anything also i can do from home to treat my pneumonia?And what's the difference between  walking pneumonia and just pneumonia?

Workup: I noted on your history that you have enlarged lymph nodes and arthritis. I would suggest some screening studies for autoimmune disease and a CBC with differential white cell count. Checking your temperature and keeping well hydrated are advised. I would suggest letting your physician know about persistent or worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Justin Fuehrer
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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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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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What are common symptoms of walking pneumonia?

What are common symptoms of walking pneumonia?

Cough and fever: Walking pneumonia is basically a pneumonia that is not so severe that it requires hospitalization for most people. A common cause of walking pneumonia is mycoplasma; a bacteria that responds well to antibiotics in the Erythromycin family. Common symptoms include cough, fever, and shortness of breath. See your doctor if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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What is the symptoms of walking pneumonia?

What is the symptoms of walking pneumonia?

Mild pneumonia: Symptoms of walking pneumonia can include cough, chest pain, sometimes shortness of breath, low grade fever, symptoms days to weeks, not severele ill. Usually mild illness without hospitalization caused by organism called mycoplasma. May take weeks to completely heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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How long do the symptoms of walking pneumonia last?

How long do the symptoms of walking pneumonia last?

Variable: This is variable but symptoms generally start to improve 3-5 days after getting antibiotics, total resolution may take a little longer. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Lester Thompson
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Is there a difference between pneumonia and walking pneumonia?

Is there a difference between pneumonia and walking pneumonia?

Not really: One just means you are not hospitalized and lying in a bed . . . I.E., walking. However, pneumonia is the same, although perhaps caused by different organisms or bugs -- which may affect you more than someone else. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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What is the difference between regular pneumonia and walking pneumonia?

Less severe: "walking pneumonia" just refers to a pneumonia in which patients have relatively milder symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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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


Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

The most common definition is an infection involving the lung. Several noninfectious disorders can cause inflammation of the lung which is ...Read more


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