Hi, thank you for the query. Steroid
is used primarily for it's immunosuppresive or anti-inflammatory role. Now the question is, Does this immunosuppression
can cause someone to get flu
? The answer is it might be "Yes". But that is not the doctor's concern. Medically significant immunosuppression may cause increase the incidence of secondary infection, cause activation of latent infections, mask acute infection (including fungal infections), prolong or exacerbate viral or parasitic infections, or limit response to vaccines. So, you don't need to be worried.