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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zoey Goore
23 years experience Pediatrics
URI: An upper respiratory infection is any infection that effects the nose, throat, sinuses or ears. Most doctors use it to mean the common cold.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
25 years experience Pediatrics
URI: Upper respiratory infection usually means a cold. Runny nose, congestion, fever, headache and cough all may be symptoms or any combination of them. Ur ... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
URI doesn't = cold: Uri = upper respiratory infection. The upper respiratory tract starts at the nasolacrimal ducts & ends at the larynx. Any infection by any organism in ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There are over a: 100 viruses that can cause URI's.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience Family Medicine
Usually none: The diagnosis can usually be made by taking a history and examining the patient. In most cases no tests are necessary. Cultures, rapid strep screens, ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
46 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Yes in general, if your symtoms are not severe, as long as you are not ill with fever, systemic symptoms, lung symptoms such as shortness of breath.
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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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aileen Caceres
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes it can: The most common cause of colds are viruses. These can in turn become bacterial infections that can affect the upper respiratory system. Signs to look ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
An infection: (usually viral) or nose, throat or airways. If is treated symptomatically most of the time.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Cold symptoms: Sore throat, runny nose, nasal or sinus congestion, cough, fever, fatigue, headache.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Usually: nose, throat & airways.

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