The Warning Symptoms, Risks and Treatment of Walking Pneumonia

Prevention. While preventing exposure to walking pneumonia pathogens might not always be possible, there are certain precautions individuals can employ that might reduce their chances of developing a specific strain of the illness. Such efforts include washing one’s hands thoroughly (especially after using a public restroom of frequenting a public venue), trying to avoid direct contact with someone who appears to have some type of respiratory illness or covering your face with a mask in instances where direct contact is unavoidable. Certain physicians also recommend obtaining a flu shot (sometimes flu may precipitate a case of walking pneumonia) or a vaccine. Inoculations are recommended for older persons, in addition to those with weakened immune systems.