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Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience Pediatrics
URTI: Upper respiratory infection (urti) usually refer to symptoms of runny or congested nose +/- fever, malaise and aches and pain usually due to a virus s ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
URI: Upper Respiratory infections can involve the pharynx, larynx, nose or sinuses. Most are caused by viruses.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
URI: Upper Respiratory infections can involve the pharynx, larynx, nose or sinuses. Most are caused by viruses.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: URIs are caused by viruses. We do not have any medication that treats these specific viruses but the body's immune system is very adept at getting ri ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience Pediatrics
URTI: An upper respiratory infection usually will last 3-7 days if it is not complicated by sinus or middle ear infaction. Drink plenty of fluid such as ga ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Extremely common: Upper respiratory infections, such as the common cold or bronchitis, are one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience Pulmonology
A cold: Is any inferction that involves your nose, sinus, throat, or larynx not involving the lungs or brnchi.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience Pediatrics
By visiting Ur Doc. : It's physicians, but not you are rigorously trained to make a diagnosis. So pay a visit to your PCP. Best!
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
10 days : 10 days.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
23 years experience Internal Medicine
URI: Most often uri's require no antibiotics as they are caused by a virus. You can try Robitussin-DM as an expectorant and cough suppressant with plenty o ... Read More
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