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What are the common symptoms of an upper airway infection?

What are the common symptoms of an upper airway infection?

Cough and runnig: Stuffiness runny nose, low grade fever, post-nasal drip, and cough;the cough is usually dry , with post-nasal drip, the cough may bring up some of the nasal secretions that have dripped into the back of the throat; and sinusitis symptoms such as fullness in the face, increased nasal drainage, and occasionally pain and fever. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (airways that carry air from the trachea to the more distal parts of the lungs, or bronchioles). Bronchitis may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. The latter is usually associated with smoking and may be part of COPD. Both acute and chronic bronchitis can lead to other serious conditions, including pneumonia with ...Read more


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What is the treatment for upper airway infection?

What is the treatment for upper airway infection?

Antibiotics tylenol (acetaminophen): Antibiotics are not effective in fighting viral infections. However, antibiotics are appropriate if the health care practitioner suspects that a bacterial infection exists. In some cases, where there is significant inflammation of the upper airways, for example croup in infants and children, corticosteroid medications such as prednisone. ...Read more

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My child has bronchiolitis, the symptoms are becoming smaller but always starts, with a throat infec?

My child has bronchiolitis, the symptoms are becoming smaller but always starts, with a throat infec?

Colds lead to coughs: In a young child who has had an episode of bronchiolitis (usually from RSV virus infection), future colds can more easily cause coughing and wheezing, until he is a couple of years older. This is because the first episode of bronchiolitis made his lungs become very sensitive to future infections. The next nose or throat infection triggers wheezing and coughing in the sensitive lungs. ...Read more

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7 month old has bronchiolitis. What should I watch for? Her throat is raspy and she's having coughing fits. Normal? How to make her comfortable?

7 month old has bronchiolitis.  What should I watch for?  Her throat is raspy and she's having coughing fits.  Normal?  How to make her comfortable?

Monitor closely: Typically, cool mist, keeping her upright, and well hydrated help. Monitor her intake, her comfort level, her cough frequency and color. If she is vomiting, breathing quickly and using her muscles-chest, neck etc., she must go to the hospital. Keep in contact with her pediatrician, as he or she might want to see her over the course of the illness. ...Read more

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If I have throat and chest infection or maybe bronchitis.. What can I eat?! fruits? A sandwich? Idk what can I eat.. Didn't eat for the past 3 days.

If I have throat and chest infection or maybe bronchitis.. What can I eat?! fruits? A sandwich? Idk what can I eat.. Didn't eat for the past 3 days.

Anything: Sometimes people are sensitive to cold when they have upper respiratory infection and get sob when doing so. If you don't have any problem, swallowing ok, keep yourself healthy to go thru this, eat all that you can as long as healthy food. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with strep throat, sinusitis and resp infection. Strep is now gone, but now bronchitis. On meds now, wandering how long to pass?

I was diagnosed with strep throat, sinusitis and resp infection.  Strep is now gone, but now bronchitis. On meds now, wandering how long to pass?

Can take several day: If your symptoms are not better in 3-4 days after starting the antibiotic I would get a follow up appointment with a doctor. Generally strep does not cause sinus infections or bronchitis. These might represent a different or new illness to treat. Good luck! ...Read more

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Reflux as burned my guilt and throat I'm on annibiotics for bronchitis and throat infection how can I ease the burning from reflux voice almost gone?

Reflux as burned my guilt and throat  I'm on annibiotics for bronchitis and throat infection how can I ease the burning from reflux voice almost gone?

I tried it - works!: I thought it sounded silly, but I've learned that things that can't do harm and are readily available are worth a try. A great thing is that it helps both the GERD and the sore throat and even the mucus. Apple Cider Vinegar - good quality, organic. Here's info: http://www.livestrong.com/article/478034-apple-cider-vinegar-benefits-for-acid-reflux/ Best wishes! ...Read more

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My daughter is two years old and she has double ear infection and bronchiolitis. She is still running a fever over 101 and on antiobiocs. WhAt do I do?

My daughter is two years old and she has double ear infection and bronchiolitis. She is still running a fever over 101 and on antiobiocs. WhAt do I do?

How Long: How long on antibiotics - they take 1-2 days to have effect. Are fever or symptoms worse? Cool compresses or a cool bath could help with the fever. If she is worse, call pediatrician - they should have after-hours or emergency instructions but if not you might need to take her to the ER. ...Read more

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Is bronchitis a type of throat infection?

Is bronchitis a type of throat infection?

Infection of bronchi: No, it's an infection of the bronchi: the tubes that carry air to and from your lungs. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Bronchiolitis (Definition)

Bronchiolitis is a condition of inflammation and mucus production in bronchioles (which are small air passages in the lungs) resulting from a viral infection, usually affecting babies or toddlers. Symptoms typically include ...Read more