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Sun Sep 11, 2016, 07:18 PM

Who gets walking pneumonia and how is it spread?

People who live and work in crowded places, such as schools, homeless shelters, and prisons have a higher risk of contracting the disease. That's because walking pneumonia is contagious. It's spread when someone comes in contact with droplets from the nose and throat of someone who has it. That commonly happens when the person with walking pneumonia sneezes or coughs.
http://www.webmd.com/lung/walking-pneumonia

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Reply Who gets walking pneumonia and how is it spread? (Original post)
BlueStateLib Sep 2016 OP
Lifelong Protester Sep 2016 #1
RobinA Sep 2016 #19
JonathanRackham Sep 2016 #2
Ligyron Sep 2016 #3
applegrove Sep 2016 #4
R B Garr Sep 2016 #5
crim son Sep 2016 #6
spooky3 Sep 2016 #16
LAS14 Sep 2016 #7
Demsrule86 Sep 2016 #8
spooky3 Sep 2016 #17
pnwmom Sep 2016 #9
nolabear Sep 2016 #10
Loki Liesmith Sep 2016 #11
MichMan Sep 2016 #12
Adrahil Sep 2016 #20
cynatnite Sep 2016 #13
Nay Sep 2016 #14
Person 2713 Sep 2016 #15
womanofthehills Sep 2016 #18
CTyankee Sep 2016 #21

Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 07:21 PM

1. I had it

felt like I had the worst cold, ever!

I am in a school (a teacher), so I got the 'crowded places' part.

Rest and antibiotics, and one willl be as good as new!

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 12, 2016, 08:26 AM

19. I Had It

in first grade. It was like a bad cold. It took awhile for my parents to get around to checking me out. Once I got on an antibiotic I was fine. Plus I got the entire time between Halloween and Thanksgiving off from boring old school and felt just fine. I was actually getting bored at home when everybody was going to school.

This was in the early '60's. Nowadays I think kids are back in school much faster.

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 07:25 PM

2. Sick building syndrome.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sick_building_syndrome

Working out of an airplane can also contribute. Closed environmental systems.

Campaigning and constant travel are very stressful to the body. If she paces herself she'll be fine.

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Response to JonathanRackham (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 07:31 PM

3. Man, ain't that the truth!

Every time I get on a plane and hear someone nearby go into a coughing/sneezing fit I think, "Oh boy, here it comes".

Couple days later...

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 07:31 PM

4. I had it. I was sounding like a barking bouvier when I coughed. My

fabulous boss at the restaurant insisted I go to the hospital. I did . They gave me prednisone, a steroid, to heal. My boss could believe how fast I got at work and how aggressive I was. I'd love to see Hillary on prednisone debating Trump!!

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 07:36 PM

5. I had it in my early 20's. It was the result of having a chest cold that

I literally kept walking around with until it turned into pneumonia and took me out for a few days. I'm seeing posts that it is contagious, but what I remember is that I got it after a prolonged cold, so I was worn down already from that. It was intense, but I got over it and popped right back up after it was over.

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 07:38 PM

6. I had it last year.

It took me three months to realize it just wasn't going away and at times, seemed to be getting worse. Two courses of antibiotics killed it but it was very tiring!

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Response to crim son (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 12, 2016, 12:00 AM

16. I had it earlier this year and it took two rounds of antibiotics, plus pred, to get rid of it.

After I had been coughing for several weeks, including a week after the first round of antibiotics that had little effect, I saw a physician assistant who thought it was just some sort of bronchitis "because (I) didn't say I had been tired." !!! Are you kidding? I had been wiped out. In the short office visits that are routine now, she didn't ask me my symptoms or ask whether I had been tired, but if she had wanted a list of them tiredness would have been 2nd on the list.

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 07:43 PM

7. Everyone in my close life has had walking pneumonia.

Including me. No big deal if attended to.

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 07:58 PM

8. I had it. nasty

She must be an iron woman to have been keeping up her schedule with that.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 12, 2016, 12:01 AM

17. agreed!

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 08:07 PM

9. Your list names schools. KIDS get mycoplasmal infections, and they are often

upper respiratory infections that look like a cold. Then they sneeze and spread the germs around to others who can get upper respiratory infections -- or may get bronchitis or pneumonia (commonly called walking pneumonia).

When my kids were young this happened to me three times. They got what seemed to be a mild but long lasting cold. And then I got stuck with the walking pneumonia.

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 08:12 PM

10. I've had it. Take your medicine and rest a bit and you're good to go.

Oddly this is one sure way to tell her immune system is working and she's tough.

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 08:19 PM

11. I get it every winter

Sometimes bronchitis too.

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 10:10 PM

12. So does that mean her staff may likely get it now? n/t

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Response to MichMan (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 12, 2016, 09:26 AM

20. No...

 

it is not terribly contagious.

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 10:13 PM

13. My granddaughter and daughter both got it this year. n/t

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 11:03 PM

14. I had it. I worked in a large retail store and got a cough, and then felt bad enough

to stay home a couple of days. Came back in to work feeling fine, but by the end of the day was wasted and feeling bad again. Rinse and repeat. One day, I happened to ask where the store manager was. Someone told me he was home with pneumonia.

Light bulb moment!

I immediately went to my doc, got an X-ray, was diagnosed with pneumonia, sent home with antibiotics and an inhaler. I rested for about a week and was fine.

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Sun Sep 11, 2016, 11:17 PM

15. Got it at the end of a summer many yrs ago. I remember because it was warm out and I wanted

to be outside but had to rest and was thinking it's not even winter and I already have had pneumonia what? Recovered with rest no long term issues

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Mon Sep 12, 2016, 05:25 AM

18. I had a friend get it from a chemical exposure

She was spraying a lead based glaze on pottery.

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Response to BlueStateLib (Original post)

Mon Sep 12, 2016, 09:35 AM

21. It's amazing that more politicans don't get it when you think about how many hands they shake,

how many people hug and kiss you, It's surprising more don't...

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