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is runny nose a symptom of respiratory tract infections

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Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience Family Medicine
Chronic lung disease: Anyone with chronic lung disease, such as asthma, smokers, those with immune problems, and elderly people, are more at risk.
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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Patient and source: Those who are more in contact with the source, people with baseline lung problems such as asthma, copd, immunocompromised individuals, and elderly, or ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience Family Medicine
Children and family: Children in daycare, and starting in new school often spread respiratory germs (bacteria and viruses) to each other, and then bring the germs home to ... Read More
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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Contact route, Body: It depends on two major categories: 1. How you get it: direct contact, respiratory contacts and how close you are to source i.E school, family member. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
URI causes: There are a whole host of viruses that attack the respiratory tract and cause URI type symptoms (cough, sore throat, fever etc). Many times doctors ca ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Lower respiratory: Upper respiratory infections involve upper airways such as throat, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, eustachian tubes, trachea as, nd bronchi. When the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Different causes: The upper respiratory tract (nose, throat, upper airways) are usually infected by viruses. While annoying, these viruses can be cleared by our immune ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The most common cause of the common cold, sore throat, sinus infection, bronchitis or even many ear infections are cold viruses. But also bacteria suc ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: All the same viruses that can cause the common cold, as well as others, (influenza virus, measles, etc.) can cause lowere respiratory infection (bronc ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Symptoms: chronic bronchitis would be one possibility
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
15 years experience Cardiology
Chronic lung disease: Frequent lung infections can cause chronic inflammation and scarring in the lung tissue. This would decrease how effectively the lung can extract oxyg ... Read More
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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection: Infection of either the upper respiratory tract (nose and throat) or lower respiratory tract (trachea and lungs). Usually caused by either viruses or ... Read More

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