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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?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Often similar

At the beginning the symptoms can be very similar. As pneumonia worsens there will a higher chance of chest pain with breathing and colorful sputum production.
Influenza does this only rarely. Remember that both diseases can be life threatening and there are vaccines to protect against.

In brief: Often similar

At the beginning the symptoms can be very similar. As pneumonia worsens there will a higher chance of chest pain with breathing and colorful sputum production.
Influenza does this only rarely. Remember that both diseases can be life threatening and there are vaccines to protect against.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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