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Pneumonia after the flu?
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SCGRL78 posted:
was diagnosed with the flu after what i thought was the worst cold i ever had. i got medication for it,and i have felt better today, but my coughing is very persistent even with prescription cough medicine, and it sounds different than a regular cough (higher pitch). i also feel little bit of pressure in my chest. am i supposed to have any other symptoms to have pneumonia after the flu? i am 34 yrs old and otherwise in good health.thanks!
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Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
Pnuemonia is one of the most common complications from influenza, so it is definitely possible to get a secondary bacterial component if you are still persistently coughing. This may require an antibiotic, so I would suggest that you see your medical provider so that you can be properly examined.


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