Walking Pneumonia Symptoms

Learn about the common symptoms of walking pneumonia which is most commonly caused by mycoplasma pneumoniae organism.
| Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Mycoplasma pneumoniae organism can be a cause of walking pneumonia. As with any form of pneumonia or flu, walking pneumonia can be as dangerous in case proper medical attention and professional help is not taken. However, most of the times walking pneumonia can be self healing but it's best not to take chances, so rush to your doctor in case you find these symptoms:

Symptoms of Walking Pneumonia

Common symptoms of walking pneumonia can be rise in fever or prolonged fever, stomach pain, cold and cough and headaches. Some other walking pneumonia symptoms are:
  • Chills and excessive sweating
  • Sore throat, running nose and other flu like symptoms
  • Dry cough with chest pain
  • Increased respiratory rate
  • Skin rash and other lesions on the skin
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Frequent muscle aches and stiffness in joints and fatigue
  • Lumps in the neck, pain and soreness in the eyes and pain in the ears

Walking Pneumonia Treatment Options

Walking pneumonia often displays symptoms of both viral and bacterial pneumonia. Even though walking pneumonia is not a serious medical condition it is best not to take it too lightly. With a lot of rest, medical guidance and a healthy diet you can take care of the problem quite easily. It is best to avoid taking far too many self prescribed or over the counter medicines and  antibiotics, instead seek professional help from your doctor. In case there is fever damp rag  can be used and placed on the forehead. Since the cough may get worse while lying down the person can instead prop himself up with a pillow. This will also aid in draining of the fluid that often builds up in the lungs. Also avoid eating excessively oily food during the period of recuperation. The medication ordinarily prescribed for walking pneumonia include clarithromycin, erythromycin and others such as tetracyclines.
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