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nursing care plan for upper respiratory tract infection

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
20 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: Most upper respiratory tract infections are viral in nature and antibiotics aren't indicated. If are given antibiotics for presumed bacterial sinus o ... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
24 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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Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
URTI = common cold: If fever, headache and malaise, anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen can be helpful. Rest. Stay hydrated to thin nasal secretions. Warm saline gargl ... Read More
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Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Cold: There is no treatment that works particularly well for the usual upper respiratory tract infection. The vast majority of these are caused by viruses f ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Adler
24 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Viral URI: Most upper respiratory infections (URI) are viral. Treatment is supportive and most people can be cared for at home. Supportive therapies may include ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 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
31 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. Rashed Hasan
31 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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Dr. Jason Black
25 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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gormican
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No: If you have had a cough (or congestion or fever) and gotten better and then the symptoms recurred, your infection if back. A chest xray to rule out p ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
URI: Uri, also sometimes referred to as a "cold" - is a stubborn medical dilemma for which prescription medicines have little to offer. The object of ther ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
URI: Upper Respiratory infections can involve the pharynx, larynx, nose or sinuses. Most are caused by viruses.

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