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Does upper respiratory tract infection usually cause many symptoms?

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatric Critical Care 32 years experience
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 such the influenza virus. However, urti may become complicated by sinus infection or middle ear infection, which will produce their own symptoms. Younger children often get middle ear infection in association with urti.

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What is the definition or description of: upper respiratory tract infection?

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Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
A cold: Is any inferction that involves your nose, sinus, throat, or larynx not involving the lungs or brnchi.

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