What's Going Around - October 14, 2008

By: Stacia Naquin Email
By: Stacia Naquin Email

Sometimes you just don’t feel good… and if that lasts for at lest two weeks, you may have what’s going around the East Side of the Springs. Dr. Brad Tewes with Colorado Springs Health Partners has seen multiple cases of “Walking Pneumonia” in adults and teens.

It’s not like classic bacterial pneumonia with an abrupt fever chest pain and cough. With walking pneumonia, you’re going to have milder symptoms, like a cold that won’t go away. You’ll notice prolonged fatigue headaches, body aches and relatively low-grade respiratory symptoms… again, all lasting at least two weeks.

The diagnosis often requires a chest X-ray and chances are, your doctor will prescribe an antibiotic. If left untreated, the symptoms could last up to twelve weeks. So, it’s best to go for a check-up with your doctor.

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