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I have influenza, but my fever is breaking slightly. Can i still get pneumonia?

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In brief: Yes

One of the major problems with influenza infections is that they can defeat the body's defense system and let other germs cause disease.
Pneumonia caused by bacteria is a particular worry. Once your symptoms (fever, cough, fatigue) start to improve, they should continue to improve. If there is any worsening, contact your doctor right away.

In brief: Yes

One of the major problems with influenza infections is that they can defeat the body's defense system and let other germs cause disease.
Pneumonia caused by bacteria is a particular worry. Once your symptoms (fever, cough, fatigue) start to improve, they should continue to improve. If there is any worsening, contact your doctor right away.
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Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Yes

During the h1n1 epidemy almost half of pte got a concomitant bacterial infection then if symptoms gets worst get a doctor & possibly antibiotic coverage.

In brief: Yes

During the h1n1 epidemy almost half of pte got a concomitant bacterial infection then if symptoms gets worst get a doctor & possibly antibiotic coverage.
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