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how does the flu affect the respiratory system

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
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

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
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
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Respiratory infectio: It may have resulted in a bacterial bronchitis that needs to be treated with antibiotics. The flu always comes with fever. See your doctor for a prope ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
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 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Graeme Reed
12 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: Most cases of flu are caused by viruses which are not affected by antibiotics. If you are having wheezing and have a history of asthma you might get ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Flu-like symptoms: and fibromyalgia. Yes, pt.s describe fibro in terms of flu-like symptoms. Here is a link to a WebMD blog about that topic. Peace and good health.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Possibly: But there are many other reasons.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
No: Gastroenteritis is caused by various viruses including rotaviruses, noroviruses ; adenoviruses but is not caused by influenza virus. The term "st ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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