Walking Pneumonia Information

When a person has a milder case of pneumonia, they are said to have walking pneumonia (in other words, they are still able to "walk around"). A person with walking pneumonia does not appear as sick as a person with regular pneumonia, and the symptoms they do have are not as severe. Common symptoms seen in people with this condition include:
 
  • A cough (either a dry cough or a cough that produces just a small amount of clear sputum -- if there is color in the sputum, it often happens later)
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • General feeling of fatigue.
 
A person with walking pneumonia may feel sick for a month or longer if they do not seek treatment. However, this time is usually decreased when treatment is sought. Most people start to feel better a week after starting medication (typically an antibiotic). Even after feeling better, however, a person's cough may last for several months.
 
(For more detailed information, including how this condition is spread, click Walking Pneumonia.)
 

Walking Pneumonia Information

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