A 34-year-old member asked:
when can a cold turn it a upper respiratory infection?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Aileen Caceres answered
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 for when concerned that your has turned into an upper respiratory infection include sinus pain or earache. If you are producing increased nasal discharge that is green to dark yellow in color then be concerned about a bacterial infection.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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