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Walking Pneumonia Symptoms Vs Bronchitis
Depends on type: "walking pneumonia" basically means you are not sick enough to be on bed rest in a hospital getting intravenous meds. Some pneumonias have suggestive patterns on an x-ray that suggest the probable germ, many do not.Some are viral & some bacterial.Some can pass to others easily & others seldom do. Discussion with the source of the diagnosis is the best way to find out how easily it spreads. ...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
Definitions...: "walking" pneumonia is slang terminology that refers to a situation where there is an infiltrate on chest x-ray but the person has few symptoms. There are different scenerios that can produce this situation. "asthmatic bronchitis" means that there is bronchospasm associated with bronchitis, an infection of the airways. It can sometimes lead to a cough as the infection is resolving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Pneumonia denotes infection in the lung parenchyma (lung tissue). Bronchits denotes infllamation in the bronchilal airway. Pneumonia is a more serious condition. Bronchitis is usally viral, may last 2 week, cough is common. However, our job is to rule out other causes of cough and determine the proper treatment. ...Read more
Had bronchitis or pneumonia for much of last 18 months. Cough up sputum everyday. Wheezing fatigue shortness of breath. COPD or late onset asthma?
All of the above: Or none of them. There is nothing specific about the symptoms of pneumonia or, for that matter, nearly every other disease your doc has to diagnose and treat. Symptoms are common to many different disease and have to be viewed in context. Rarely, pneumonia can cause no symptoms, and only be seen on a cxr. Most will have some fever and cough. ...Read more
After chest X-ray diagnosed acute bronchitis ant+inhaler given 3 days still out of breath , fever, normal? Pneumonia? No smoker or asthma.
Starting with "itis": That -itis in Medicalese only means "inflammation." It doesn't explain why. So, an "acute" bronchitis is a sudden inflammation of the bronchi, usually infectious, sometimes allergic. "Chronic" bronchitis is long-term, and is really referring to a form of COPD, the "blue bloater" type w/ mucus production vs. "pink puffer" emphysema. Asthma is sometimes also classified under the COPD umbrella term. ...Read more
Conflict: Is it viral or bacterial? Usually for 48 hours on antibiotics if bacterial. ...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
Not asthma alone: Fever is not seen in asthma alone, unless there is an accompanying infection. Asthma symptoms and shortness of breath can be worse if there is an infection in the lungs at the same time. This could be a bronchitis or pneumonia. If changes are seen on a chest xray, then it is likely to be a pneumonia. Either way, you should be seen by a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Both...: The most common cause of coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is bronchitis. But, there are many other conditions that can cause hemoptysis including malignancy. Therefore, hemoptysis is a symptom that always requires an evaluation by your doctor so that the correct treatment can be rendered once the diagnosis is made. ...Read more
8mnth wheezing SOB subcostal recession.given bronchodilator and steroid.bronchioltis when complicates toviral pneumonia wat r the signs.red flags !!
Just see Dr. again: About bronchiolitis... many babies and toddlers get it. Many of them have mild illnesses. Some get very sick and need hospitalization for oxygen and help in coughing up mucus. Some patients visit the doctor several times because symptoms are serious but not always bad enough for hospitalization. Some of these get hospitalized on the second or third visit to the doctor. That's how bronchiolitis it. ...Read more
Having major coughing attacks. Was diagnosed with acute bronchitis, and beginning signs of pneumonia i wake up coughing gasping for air like pertussis?
Maybe: If that is a concern, then you can be tested for pertussis. Homeopathic remedies like ipecac and drosera may be helpful as can elderberry. Hopefully you are on an antibiotic as well....Zithromax is a good choice. You ay need to be seen again if you are worsening or not improving. ...Read more
Easy: The definition of pneumonia is inflammation involving the parenchyma (tissues) of the lung. When this happens there will be changes on imaging studies defining the area, type and extent of the inflammation. This does not occur with bronchitis, which only affects the tubes carrying air into the lungs. ...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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