Pneumonia Treatment Billings MT

Pneumonia is not always an infectious disease. Sometimes the inflammation of the lungs is caused by inhalation of foreign matters: fluids, irritants, chemicals. However, pneumonia usually involves infection with bacteria, viruses or mycoplasmas. Typical pneumonia is caused by infection with common bacteria and viruses.

Catherine Logan Stephens, MD
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
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Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1996

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Thomas Paul Thigpen, MD
(406) 238-6815
1233 N 30th St
Billings, MT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1971

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(406) 238-6800
2900 12th Ave N
Billings, MT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1968

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(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
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(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
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Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care (Intensivists)

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Walter Raymond Fairfax, MD
(406) 238-2393
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
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(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
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(406) 238-2500
2825 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
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Pulmonary Disease

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(406) 238-2609
2800 10th Ave N
Billings, MT
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases
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Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1977

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How to Recognize Walking Pneumonia Symptoms

Posted in: Cold & Flu

Pneumonia is a common disease of the lungs. Around 3 million people in the United States alone are diagnosed with pneumonia each year and most of them require hospitalization and medical treatment. Pneumonia can be developed by anyone, although it is mostly common in small children, teenagers and elderly people. People with special conditions are also very exposed to developing pneumonia: people with weak immune system, people with internal disorders (cirrhosis, kidney problems), people with chronic pulmonary obstructive diseases (bronchitis), people who receive cancer treatments or people who have suffered surgical interventions.

Pneumonia is not always an infectious disease. Sometimes the inflammation of the lungs is caused by inhalation of foreign matters: fluids, irritants, chemicals. However, pneumonia usually involves infection with bacteria, viruses or mycoplasmas. Typical pneumonia is caused by infection with common bacteria and viruses. Atypical pneumonia is caused by infection with mycoplasmas. Mycoplasmas are very small organisms that resemble both viruses and bacterias. These infectious agents are responsible for causing walking pneumonia, which is usually a milder form of pulmonary disease.

Walking pneumonia is common in children and teenagers and it is a very contagious disease. Walking pneumonia can be easily contracted through cough, sneezing or direct physical contact with a contaminated person. As the name suggests it, walking pneumonia doesn’t always involve hospitalization or bed confinement. People with this form of disease usually receive medical treatment outside the hospital and they are allowed to sustain their normal daily activities. People with walking pneumonia need medical treatment with antibiotics in order to prevent them from spreading the disease to other people.

Walking pneumonia is caused by infection with Mycoplasma, Chlamydia and rarely, Legionella. When the disease is caused by infection with these microorganisms, pneumonia develops slowly and its symptoms can be observed in later stages of the disease. General walking pneumonia symptoms are: persistent cough, mild to moderate fever, chills, throat inflammation, difficult breathing and fatigue. Walking pneumonia symptoms sometimes resemble the symptoms generated by flu or cold.

When the disease is caused by infection with Mycoplasma pnumoniae, walking pneumonia symptoms are: mucus-producing cough, fever, chest pain when breathing, throat inflammation, headache, difficult breathing, abdominal pain, nausea and fatigue. Sometimes walking pneumonia symptoms can include skin rash, body weakness and anemia. Mycoplasma pneumonia is common is infants and small children.

When the disease is caused by infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae, walking pneumonia symptoms are: fever, dry cough, throat inflammation, swelling of the lymph nodes, headache, muscle pain, fatigue. When the pulmonary infection is caused by Chlamyd...

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