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Walking Pneumonia And Nose Bleed
Nose has awful sticky&dried mucus all night/day & have very bad phlegm at all times. Had walking pneumonia 7yrs ago and these symptoms have never left?
Nose mucus: There is a good chance you have a chronic subacute sinus infection. There are saline solutions that can be used to rinse out the nasal passages through the nose and out the mouth. Takes practice, and will clean out the nares so the sinuses can drain. Mucinex (guaifenesin) OTC taken with extra water orally all day. Seeing you Dr is also important, my need an antibiotic. Use a cool mist humidifier at night. ...Read more
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
I have walking pneumonia and a runny nose with thick brown mucus. Is this normal and how can I fix it?
See your doctor: For evaluation and prescription medications if needed, what you described warrants a professional input, good luck ...Read more
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?
It happens: This far out it is unlikely that what you have is related to the prior illness. Most of these are simple respiratory viruses. If it slows you down enough you need to schedule a visit. ...Read more
Walking pneumonia 7yrs ago, constant phlegm + awful sticky & dried nasal mucus every night & day since.?
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. ...Read more
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.
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My doctor said I have fungus spots in my lungs but that it is common in iowa. I also have walking pneumonia. Is this common?
My doctor prescribed amoxicillin for walking pneumonia. The coughing went away on its own but still having chest pain. Should I take the medicine?
If I believe I've had Walking Pneumonia for about 5 days should I go to the doctor? Or should I just wait it out? Also should I take Mucinex (guaifenesin)?
Depends: That non-specific label is usually used for a problem that can be handled as an outpatient. It can cover a lot of minor lower respiratory viruses that will self heal. It can also apply to early stages of bacterial pneumonia that could worsen and be deadly. If your symptoms are minor and you can do most of your daily activities, you may be able to wait it out. If not, get in to be evaluated. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 more
I had very few asthma related problems.3 months ago I had walking pneumonia. Treated. Now dependent on albuterol inhaler 1-4x qd. Why? Will it change?
Infection trigger: "walking pneumonia" refers to a pneumonia due to mycoplasma pneumoniae. This can trigger an asthma attack and possibly increase the risk of someone to develop asthma. Treatment with macrolide antibiotics can improve asthma control only in those patients who have evidence of infection in their airways. If albuterol is needed more than twice a week, a change in asthma treatment is needed. ...Read more
Our daughter was diagnosed with walking pneumonia and prescribed AlButerol... (she does not have and has not been diagnosed with asthma) So I am wond?
Part of treatment:
Albuterol is a bronchodilator, which will help open up the lungs, make breathing easier and hopefully encourage sputum production during infection.
Walking Pneumonia is not a true medical diagnosis, so some doctors might just believe in bronchodilators, .
Most doctors will use both antibiotic+ bronchodilator in treating pneumonia or Bronchitis with Bronchospasm.
Also vaporizer to loosen phlegm. ...Read more
Placed on azithromycin for walking pneumonia and I finished the meds today but I still have the cough. Is this normal?
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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