What Is the Difference Between Walking Pneumonia and Regular Pneumonia?

September 16, 2018

What Is the Difference Between Walking Pneumonia and Regular Pneumonia?- AFC Urgent Care

Slowly but surely the fall air is rolling in to Cleveland. Football games, falling leaves and other fall staples are starting to appear! However, there is another thing that might be creeping up on our community members—pneumonia. Our team at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland wants to you to learn how to recognize the signs of walking and regular pneumonia so that you know when to seek medical attention.

What Is Walking Pneumonia?

Walking pneumonia is a bacterial infection that affects your upper and lower respiratory tract. The medical condition can last between two to three weeks; however, because it might take a week or two to be diagnosed, it could feel as though you have been suffering from walking pneumonia forever.

Symptoms of Walking Pneumonia

  • Chest
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Flu symptoms, such as chills and fever
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Weakness

What Is Regular Pneumonia?

While walking pneumonia might not bring you down to the point you need to stay home, regular pneumonia will most likely have you on bed rest. Although walking pneumonia is a bacterial infection, regular pneumonia can be caused by a virus, bacteria or even fungi.

Symptoms of Regular Pneumonia

  • Chills
  • Clammy skin
  • Coughing
  • Dehydration
  • Fast heart rate
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sharp pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating

Feeling like you are coming down with a case of pneumonia? Visit AFC Urgent Care Cleveland for a proper diagnosis and medical treatment plan to get you feeling as good as new!

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