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Can clindamycin be used to treat upper respiratory infection?

Can clindamycin be used to treat upper respiratory infection?

Bacterial Infection: Clindamicin may treat an upper respiratory infection, but only those that are caused by bacteria. The majority of uris are viral, so most will not respond to this medicine. ...Read more

Clindamycin (Definition)

Part of the lincoside family. It has good gram positive an anaerobic coverage, but its association with the development of clostridium difficile infection has limited its use. It is used in certain drug allergy situations where staph, strep, pneumococcal, and anaerobic organisms. Its use in MRSA infections is spotty. It is a bacteriostatic drug that works ...Read more


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Will ciprofloxacin treat upper respiratory infection?

Will ciprofloxacin treat upper respiratory infection?

Only Bacterial: Ciprofloxacin may treat an upper respiratory infection, but only those that are caused by bacteria. The majority of uris are viral, so most will not respond to this medicine. ...Read more

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I have a blue tongue skink with an upper respiratory infection. Is there a way to treat it at home?

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

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How do you properly treat an upper respiratory infection for a 10 week old?

How do you properly treat an upper respiratory infection for a 10 week old?

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

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Can anything be given to treat an upper respiratory infection or does it just have to run it's course?

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

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What is an upper respiratory infection? How is it treated?

What is an upper respiratory infection? How is it treated?

Uri: Mostly viral 80 % supprortive t/t will suffice fluids saline gargles eest ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat an upper respiratory infection?

Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 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

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What should I do about an upper respiratory infection?

What should I do about an upper respiratory infection?

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/search/site/cold

if productive cough, fever, etc, see a doctor. ...Read more

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

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

Infection of airways: An upper respiratory infection refers to an infection that involves the lining of the breathing passages above the lungs. It usually refers to infections that involve multiple areas simultaneously such as the nose, sinus, ears, throat, voice box, or windpipe. ...Read more

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How can I cure an upper respiratory infection (uri) on my own?

You can't: You don't "cure" viral uris. They go away on their own while you treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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Can an upper respiratory infection cause dizziness?

Yes: Upper respiratory viral infection may affect the inner ear and cause vertigo or dizziness. ...Read more

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Can an upper respiratory infection cause dizziness?

Yes: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Is asthma an example of upper respiratory infection?

Is asthma an example of upper respiratory infection?

No.: Asthma is a disease of the lower respiratory tract - the bronchi. It is also, usually, not an infection, but can be triggered by one. ...Read more

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Can you get an upper respiratory infection from a puppy?

Can you get an upper respiratory infection from a puppy?

No: This is not likely. Occassionally animal borne diseases can affect humans. Respiratory infections in dogs/cats are not spread to humans. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of an upper respiratory infection fast?

How can I get rid of an upper respiratory infection fast?

URTI: Treating the infection & staying warm, plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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Does the gastroenteritis lead to upper respiratory infection?

Does the gastroenteritis lead to upper respiratory infection?

Not exactly: Some viruses can cause both upper respiratory infections and gastroenteritis, but gastroenteritis rarely actually leads to upper respiratory infections. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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Respiratory Tract Infections (Definition)

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


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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