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How does the flu affect the respiratory system

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
An upper respiratory: Infection can cause inflammation in the respiratory system and bronchospasm. That can lead to a productive cough, difficulties breathing, and pneumoni... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
Rheumatology 47 years experience
Many viruses: Many viral illnesses can cause generalized body aches withour any respiratory symptoms. There are also other types of musculoskeletal disorders that c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Covid-19: There is no treatment needed fro mild cases of coronavirus-80% of patients who are + for Covid-19 are asymptomatic or have mild disease. The symptoms ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endodontics 45 years experience
Not directly: But indirectly it may be you are run down. You r immune system sounds compromised. Proper rest diet vitamins, fluids, and get your mouth under cont... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Possible, unlikely: It is unusual to have influenza without cough and often other respiratory symptoms, e.g. sore throat. It could happen, but any number of other medical... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
No: Gastroenteritis is caused by various viruses including rotaviruses, noroviruses ; adenoviruses but is not caused by influenza virus. The term "st... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Yes: Influenza virus can cause respiratory tract symptoms and can produce changes that may lead to secondary sinus infections. You are talking apples and ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Flu symptoms: The diarrhea is likely a by product of your viral illness. I would recommend placing yourself on a clear liquid diet - no diary or caffeinated bever... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Risk: High risk would be smoker, 60 or older and with medical conditions- heart, lung, kidney. If you are not having significant SOB self isolation best to... Read More