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What are my chances of getting pneumonia or bronchitis from a seasonal flu?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Risk factor...

Seasonal flu is a risk factor for getting bronchitis and pneumonia.
Luckily, it is a relatively uncommon complication. Most people with seasonal flu do not develop these complications.

In brief: Risk factor...

Seasonal flu is a risk factor for getting bronchitis and pneumonia.
Luckily, it is a relatively uncommon complication. Most people with seasonal flu do not develop these complications.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Pretty high

If you are not vaccinated depending on the strain of flu etc it can be pretty common and dangerous as the flu causes about 36, 000 deaths /year.

In brief: Pretty high

If you are not vaccinated depending on the strain of flu etc it can be pretty common and dangerous as the flu causes about 36, 000 deaths /year.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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In brief: Depends...

...On age, smoking or not, asthma or not, and other factors - but, in general, chances of complications go way down if you get a flu shot.
And stop smoking if you smoke. And take proper meds for asthma if needed.

In brief: Depends...

...On age, smoking or not, asthma or not, and other factors - but, in general, chances of complications go way down if you get a flu shot.
And stop smoking if you smoke. And take proper meds for asthma if needed.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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