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How does the flu directly or indirectly harm the fetus of a pregnant women? I know pneumonia can obviously cause lack of oxygen to the baby. What else

How does the flu directly or indirectly harm the fetus of a pregnant women? I know pneumonia can obviously cause lack of oxygen to the baby. What else

Flu affects mom: Pregnant women have a suppressed immune system which inhibits their ability to fight off infections like the flu. The fetus is at risk because the mom is at risk when infected. The best thing to do is to get an annual flu vaccine. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Interstitial Pneumonia (Definition)

Interstitial pneumonia is an inflammatory process that affects the walls of the small air sacs in the lungs causing them to thicken & cause difficulties with oxygentation. Several infectious & non-infectious processes can cause accumulation of inflammatory cells & fibrous deposits in the walls of the air sacs causing the lungs to become stiffer & unable to ...Read more


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Do I have the flu or pneumonia?

Do I have the flu or pneumonia?

Flu: Symptoms of viral disease may include : fever, chills, cough, diarrhea, vomiting. Same symptoms could represent bacterial infection. Blood work and imaging studies may give more information. ...Read more

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How to know if I have the flu or pneumonia?

How to know if I have the flu or pneumonia?

Localized -pneumonia: Flu has generalized symptoms pneumonia : fever, cough + some other symptoms like fatigue etc. Either case, if you have any of those you will need to be checked if you still suspect pneumonia to get CXR ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of pneumonia and the flu the same body is very achy and i'm very tired and coughing?

Are the symptoms of pneumonia and the flu the same body is very achy and i'm very tired and coughing?

Yes: The symptoms of influenza and pneumonia are very similar. Influenza can cause viral pneumonia. Both are characterized by cough, fever, constitutional symptoms and prostration. Influenza in the usa occurs between november and april with the highest incidence in the winter months. Get evaluated by your md. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Why is the flu shot advertised for all age-groups so aggressively when the chance of dying from the flu itself (not pneumonia) is astronomically low?

Why is the flu shot advertised for all age-groups so aggressively when the chance of dying from the flu itself (not pneumonia) is astronomically low?

Several reasons: The people most at risk to die from influenza and its complications are usually the very young and the elderly. Both of these groups may not have a full immune response from the vaccine due to their age, so "herd immunity" is important in protecting them. For additional information here is a helpful link. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs211/en/ ...Read more

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Can you get the flu pneumonia rom someone that has it?

Yes. : Most infections have a period where the person is contagious to those around them in various ways like coughing, sneezing etc. If you are in close proximity to this person you are more likely to get what they have. ...Read more

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When after the flu do you develop pneumonia ?

When after the flu do you develop pneumonia ?

Variable: Influenza virus causes the flu, and other viruses can cause a flu like illness. Pneumonia is a complication of the flu and occurs in some patients. The timing of infection and then the development of pneumonia is variable depending on the severity of the illness. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the difference between the flu and walking pneumonia?

Can you please describe the difference between the flu and walking pneumonia?

See below: The flu is influenza, a viral lower respiratory tract infection. Walking pneumonia is a case of pneumonia (lung infection) in which the affected person is not too sick and is able to walk around rather than stay in bed. Influenza can cause pneumonia and can also be complicated by a bacterial pneumonia. ...Read more

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I have the flu and I am wondering what the chances of getting pneumonia or bronchitis because of the flu rare?

I have the flu and I am wondering what the chances of getting pneumonia or bronchitis because of the flu rare?

It's possible: Influenza itself can cause an inflammation of the lungs that shows up on xrays, which may be called "pneumonia". It can also injure the cells lining the airways, allowing for a stapylococcal (classically) or other bacteria to infect the lungs. These can be fairly severe processes and may require hospitalization or even ICU care. However this is fairly uncommon. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more