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How is walking pneumonia treated?

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Many over-the-counter medicines used for colds and flus may not relieve all of your symptoms.

Your doctor will decide if you need antibiotics. If they start you on them, you should begin to feel better within a few days.

Talk about any medicines you take or plan to take with your doctor. You should also drink plenty of fluids and give yourself lots of time to rest.

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Walking Pneumonia."

American Lung Association: "Pneumonia."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Pneumonia."

New York State Department of Health: "Mycoplasma Infection (walking pneumonia, atypical pneumonia)."

Broward County Florida Medical Examiner & Trauma Services Division: "Walking (a) Pneumonia."

CDC: “Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on April 2, 2020

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Walking Pneumonia."

American Lung Association: "Pneumonia."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Pneumonia."

New York State Department of Health: "Mycoplasma Infection (walking pneumonia, atypical pneumonia)."

Broward County Florida Medical Examiner & Trauma Services Division: "Walking (a) Pneumonia."

CDC: “Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on April 2, 2020

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