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Respiratory tract infections

A 28-year-old male asked:
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
Dr. Henry Selke
15 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: An infection of the upper or lower respiratory tract. Upper respiratory tract infections include the common cold, laryngitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis ... 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. 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Worsening: Respiratory infection can become pneumonia, increase in size, and cause much of the lung to be not functional. There is also necrosis of the lung or d ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Exhaustion: A respiratory tract infection can increase work of breathing due to inflammation of the airways or filling of the airspaces with fluid; this increase ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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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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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