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If he were to catch it would I be able to tell if he had it, or is it easily overlooked because it's similar to a cold? What are the symptoms?Answer Question
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 10:14 AM on May. 7, 2013
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 10:15 AM on May. 7, 2013
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 10:17 AM on May. 7, 2013
My Son had walking pneumonia this winter. It started with a cough then as the days past he turned a funny grey color & had bags under his eyes. He ran a very low grade temp on & off. I brought him to the Pediatrician who was covering for our regular one. She said he's fine & there is nothing wrong with him. Then he started coughing during the night & within a day or two he coughed one night for 8 hours in his sleep then vomited. I took him the next morning to the regular Pediatrician & his lungs were filled with fluid. He went on an antibiotic. Then a week later he said his ears hurt & we went back to have his lungs checked & he had a double ear infection. Went on a different antibiotic that covered both issues & he was fine in days. They call it walking pneumonia because you can function fine with a mild cough during the day. Cont:
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:30 AM on May. 7, 2013
Cont: the bacteria that causes it is the same as the one that causes bronchitis, it just depends on where it lands. In the lungs or upper respiratory. Regular pneumonia is caused by a different bacteria that can cause hospitalization. He is 6. My Daughter in 1 and at the same time, she got bronchitis & an ear infection as well. She went on antibiotics too. So if a hacking persistent cough arises, Maybe vomits from the gagging, the child looks washed out, low grade fever & tired then it's pneumonia.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:34 AM on May. 7, 2013
Answer by missanc at 10:49 AM on May. 7, 2013
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Answer by preacherskid at 7:23 PM on May. 7, 2013