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Walking Pneumonia Resolved in Two Days
Walking pneumonia is also known as atypical pneumonia. It is most often caused by Mycoplasma pneumonia primarily present in people younger than 40 years of age. Walking pneumonia may be associated with neurological and systemic (e.g. rashes) symptoms.
Atypical pneumonia can also have a fungal, protozoan or viral cause.
The bacterial infection associated with atypical pneumonia mostly occurs in the upper respiratory tract, but it may also affect the lower respiratory tract. Fortunately, it's not as severe as other types of pneumonia, and its symptoms are easily treatable.
Donna was a 10 year-old who was diagnosed by her family physician. The parents were oriented more towards natural medicine approaches and did not want the anti-biotic route of treatment. Using energetic testing techniques, Donna was evaluated and confirmed the presence of Mycoplasma pneumonia. Instead of hard core drugs, a regime of food based vitamin C, Immuntol (derived from the wall of Bakers yeast), and Noni were prescribed. In addition the child was treated with frequencies to destroy the bacteria. In two days Donna's symptoms totally disappeared. The key issue os to define the core problem and define the exact natural remedies that will eliminate the cause. Taking aspirin for fevers only serve to spread the infection and extend healing by several weeks.
The 10 Signs of Walking Pneumonia
- Sore Throat: One of the most common symptoms that characterize walking pneumonia is a sore throat, which can cause a range of symptoms to be felt, including irritation, pain, and itchiness. A sore throat often develops along with other symptoms of the upper respiratory system, including a cough as well as wheezing.
- Inflammation: Another typical symptom associated with walking pneumonia is inflammation. The tissue of the throat may become inflamed due to the presence of bacteria. Inflammation, which is a sign that can appear in the early stages of the infection. Other symptoms usually follow, including a cough (usually dry) as well as pain while swallowing.
- Dry Cough: A dry cough produces no mucus. In most cases, dry coughs are caused by infections such as the cold or the flu. Symptoms associated with a dry cough include irritation, difficulty breathing, and in some cases, dizziness.
- Headache: One of the most characteristic signs of walking pneumonia are headaches. Headaches may be mild or severe and can cause different degrees of pain. Usually, symptoms start to develop within two weeks of exposure. In some cases, the bacteria can incubate for up to a month.
- Chills: Chills are frequently experienced by walking pneumonia patients. They occur when the body's muscles rapidly contract and relax. They are a natural mechanism for the production of heat and often occurs when the body feels cold.
- Difficulty Breathing: You may experience difficulty breathing or shortness of breath. The presence of mucus, as well as inflammation are the main causes for difficulty breathing.
- Flu-like Symptoms: It can sometimes be difficult to distinguish between the common flu and walking pneumonia, generally because the symptoms mimic each other. Just like the flu, walking pneumonia can cause symptoms such as chills, muscle pain, coughing, as well as a sore throat.
- Abdominal Pain: You may also experience symptoms that affect the muscles of the torso. That's why abdominal pain is one of the most common symptoms of walking pneumonia. Abdominal pain is related to chills, and it can be caused by the contraction of the muscles. Frequent coughing may also cause the muscles to become sore and overworked, causing pain to develop. In most cases, it is mild, and can easily be treated.
- Wheezing: Wheezing is commonplace for people with walking pneumonia. Wheezing may occur while you exhale, but it can also occur while you inhale. Inflammation, as well as mucus, are some of the main causes of wheezing.
- Loss of Appetite: Loss of appetite occurs because the body needs all the energy it can get to help kill any invading bacteria. And because digestion is an energy-intense process, your brain signals to consume as little food as possible, thus causing loss of appetite. It's important to continue eating a healthy diet throughout your infection, as well as foods rich in energy. Stay away from unhealthy fatty food, and eat lots of fruits and vegetables. It's also important to stay hydrated.
Dr. Gerald Smith