Walking Pneumonia Treatment
Receive Treatment for Walking Pneumonia in Houston, TX
The board-certified physicians at Lifeline Urgent Care have ample experience diagnosing and providing treatment for walking pneumonia. Located in Houston, Texas, our fully equipped urgent care center is a convenient and affordable place to receive walk-in medical attention for respiratory infections and other non-life-threatening health concerns. We’re also open during extended hours every day and offer simple online appointment scheduling to help streamline our patients’ visits.
What Is Walking Pneumonia, Exactly?
Pneumonia is a bacterial or viral lower respiratory infection that causes lung inflammation. “Walking” pneumonia refers to a case that isn’t severe enough to require hospitalization or several days of bed rest—in fact, you may feel up to “walking around” while at school, work, or home.
Still, walking pneumonia is a legitimate infection that can cause several unpleasant symptoms. These symptoms often resemble a cold, and may involve:
A stubborn cough
Fever and/or chills
Labored breathing or wheezing
Loss of appetite
Treatment for walking pneumonia will depend on its cause. Antibiotics are typically used to clear bacterial infections, while antiviral drugs may be prescribed for viral infections. Our physicians can also rule out more serious lung infections and recommend ways to help ease symptoms while your body recovers.
Visit Our Urgent Care Center Today
Breathe easy again! If you’d like to receive treatment for a case of walking pneumonia, simply walk right into Lifeline Urgent Care in Houston or schedule an appointment on our website. We treat patients older than 6 months, accept most health insurance plans, and offer a money-saving membership plan to self-pay patients.