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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arti Jain
Dr. Arti Jain answered
24 years experience Pediatrics
No drugs: Symptoms of URI are runny nose, cough, low grade fever, decreased appetite etc. Please do not use any over the counter medicines besides tylenol (acet ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Christophel
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
It depends: On how long you have had it and how serious it is. If minor symptoms, consider reading the link below for some advice. http://summaries.cochrane.org/ ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Comfort: You have a cold...rest and hydrate. Not much else you can do. Try not to spread it to others. Please be specific in your next question if you want som ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Walking is good: Walking exercises are good to do when you have a uri.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
URI Symptoms: As long as the symptoms have improved significantly, i think going back to work would be fine. If you still need cold medicine, i wouldn't go back ye ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
7-10 days: Most upper respiratory infections resolve in a week to 10 days. Things that will help are pushing fluids, rest, getting enough sleep and possibly extr ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: An upper respiratory tract infection is always contagious. The word that you use, infection, means that it is usually viral and much less frequently ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
You can't: You don't "cure" viral uris. They go away on their own while you treat the symptoms.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: That depends on the infection and what virus/bacteria is causing it. Generally, use proper hygiene and never forget that proper hand washing is the nu ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Probably okay: This is probably not a concern. Viruses that cause upper respiratory infections are common. Here's some things to do to try and prevent getting infect ... Read More
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