Ask Dr. Nandi: Symptoms and treatment for walking pneumonia in children


FOR SCHOOL.>>DR. PARTH NANDI JOINS US. IS IT MORE COMMON BECAUSE THE PROXIMITY OF THKIDS.>>Reporter: ABSOLUTELY. AND THE THING IS WALKING PNEUMONIA SOUNDS SUPER SCARROPLASMA BACTERIA. KIDS WHO HAVE IT DON’T FEEL SICK ENOUGH TO STAY HOME AND WANT TO CARRY ON WITH THE NORMAL ACTIVITIES. HENCE THE NAME WALKING PNEUMONIA.>>HOW DO YOU KNOW IF TIRECOUGHING, A HEADACHE LOW GRADE FEVER AND KIDS CAN HAVE CHILLS RE FLOAT AND LOSS OF APPETITE AND EAR AND SINUS DOCTOR DIAGNOSIS IT USUALLY THROUGH A PHYSICAL EXAM. TAKE YOUR CHILD TO A DOCT IF THEIR SYMPTOMS GET WORSE OVERTIME. TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR IF BODY PROVER ISTO HELP A CHILD AVOID WALKING PNEUMONIA NUMBER ONE, MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD IMMUNIZATIONS ARE UP- TO-DATE. THIS INCLUDES GETTING THE FLU SHOT. ALSO MAKE SURESICK CHILD ATTEND SCHOOL IF DIAGNOSED WITH WALKING PNEUMONIA THEY SHOULDN’T RETURN TONORMAL ACTIVITY UNTIL FEVER IS GONE Reporter: TREATMENT, DOCTORS PRESCRIBE A ANTIBIOTIC. IF IT IS VIRAL IT ARINFECTED ON WXYZ.COM.>>ALL THE THINGS THAT HAPPEN TO THEIR BODIES. IT’S FRIGHTENING FOR PARENTS.>>EXACTLY. WE WILL KEEP THEM PROTECTED.>>IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION, GIVE

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