How Long Does Walking Pneumonia Last?

We are finally in the middle of all the fall fun September brings to the Knoxville area! Between homecoming, local high school football games and fall fairs, there is no time to be sick.

That’s why our team at AFC Urgent Care Fountain City wants to help you recognize the signs of walking pneumonia sooner rather than later so that you can get the treatment you need to get back to the fall fun!

What Is Walking Pneumonia?

A mild case of pneumonia is called walking pneumonia. Walking pneumonia can spread easily and affects mostly children who are school-aged and adults younger than age 40.

Symptoms of Walking Pneumonia

  • Cough
  • Flu-like symptoms, including fever and chills
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Tiredness
  • Weakness

When Will Walking Pneumonia End?

Although most people can recover from walking pneumonia within a week or two, it may take up to six weeks to fully recover from walking pneumonia, depending on the severity of symptoms.

Don’t want to have to fend off the symptoms of walking pneumonia to begin with? Try preventive strategies.

Prevent Walking Pneumonia

  • Eat a well-balanced diet.
  • Get plenty of exercise.
  • Get adequate sleep.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Wash hands frequently and disinfect common surfaces.

With football games and bonfires right around the corner, the last thing you want to do is stay home because of sickness. Visit AFC Urgent Care Fountain City if you feel you are coming down with a case of walking pneumonia.