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Can Bactrim Treat An Upper Respiratory Infection
Trimethoprim/Sulfa: Yes, but this would obviously depend upon what you are talking about. There are very few uris requiring antibiotics and those that do generally do not need bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) but this is a decision that has to be made by the doctor examining you and their diagnosis. ...Read more
An infection of the upper or lower respiratory tract. Upper respiratory tract infections include the common cold, laryngitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis and otitis media. Lower respiratory tract infections include bronchitis, bronchiolitis, tracheitis and pneumonia. These infections can be caused by a ...Read more
I've had an upper respiratory infection for about 3 weeks, seems to be getting worse. I have some Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS 800mg. Wold that be helpful to take?
M.D. visit: It is important to clear the nasal passages with saline and gentle suction. Babies breath through their noses at this age. Monitor the baby's temperature and report any fever to your doctor. Keep the baby well hydrated and the number of wet diapers should be the same as usual. It is best to see your doctor. ...Read more
Can anything be given to treat an upper respiratory infection or does it just have to run it's course?
URI.: The vast majority of upper respiratory infections are viral in origin, and therefore need to simply run their course. This would usually occur over a 3 to 5 day period. ...Read more
Uri: Mostly viral 80 % supprortive t/t will suffice fluids saline gargles eest ...Read more
I have a blue tongue skink with an upper respiratory infection. Is there a way to treat it at home?
Healthtap: Healthtap is a site dedicated to human health. Very few of the professionals here would be qualified to address home treatment of ill lizards. Sorry, but you should consult your veterinarian. ...Read more
I have an upper respiratory infection and I am being treated with a zpak I had some blood In my phlegm is this normal from the hard coughing?
Could be normal: Generally speaking patients with illnesses that cause heavy coughing can develop some blood tinged sputum. As long as you're under treatment and it does not worsen and improves you should be fine. The biggest concern with bloody sputum is tuberculosis, and unless you have reason to believe you have had exposure tuberculosisyou will likely be fine. ...Read more
Aggravating factor: Smoking triggers a chronic outpouring of respiratory mucous that tries to trap & remove the irritating particles that enter the lung. This increases the food available for inhaled bacteria that can cause bronchitis & pneumonia. The injury to the tissue lining the airways allows viruses easier access to attach & breed. Germs cause, but smoking facilitates these diseases. ...Read more
Yoga URI: Could not find any good data. My guess is cant hurt. ...Read more
You can't: You don't "cure" viral uris. They go away on their own while you treat the symptoms. ...Read more
Almost all are: The vast majority of colds/upper respiratory infections are viral, highly contagious, and self limited. The average person gets 1-3 colds per year. Princeton, wv, or anywhere else, hand washing and common sense should prevail in defense against colds. It stinks to have one, but buying some kleenex, hand sanitizer and waiting it out are usually the best approach. ...Read more
Hi, I get viral upper respiratory infection like every two months. Otherwise healthy, should I worry?
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 infected. Wash hands frequently and keep them away from your face. Avoid areas where people are coughing and sneezing. Check with your doctor to get some basic lab test done. ...Read more
Went to dr and have upper respiratory infection and all he gave was cough pills. Should I see another dr?
Could you tell me what's the best medicine you can buy over-the-counter for an upper respiratory infection?
What are the symptoms of upper respiratory infection and what kinds of drugs can give to baby of 8 month old?
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 (acetaminophen) or Motrin for reducing the fever. Most of the uri's are self limiting and symptomatic treatment with lots of fluids and rest are sufficient. If there is worsening of symptoms please see your pediatrician. ...Read more
6month old has upper respiratory infection goin on day 9 and she's worse. Could it have turned into something else?
Is it possible to cure from an upper respiratory infection with over-the-counter meds? If so, recommendations please?
I was sick with upper respiratory infection and I coughed hard and felt a pop in my lower ribcage on left side its been a week and still in pain?
See below: It sounds as if you've subluxaed one of your ribs. There's not much to do about them other than symptom control. ...Read more
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
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