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Can Upper Respiratory Infection Be Contagious
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
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
Yes and no : Upper respiratory infections are typically contagious as they are usually caused by viruses. Sinus infections are not typically contagious but can be if caused by a virus. To play it safe always wash your hands, cover your cough and practice good hygiene to prevent the spread of viruses. ...Read more
I have an upper respiratory infection how long am i contagious ? Doctor gave me an antibotic and prednisone do I need both ?
URI contagious: If you have a viral upper respiratory infection, two - three days. If you have a bacterial respiratory infection, which may follow the viral uri, generally this is not contagious. Bacterial infections generally follow the insult from the virus. Antibiotics will shorten the duration of a bacterial infection. Prednisone speeds up recovery quickest, but should be used with caution. ...Read more
Comfort: You have a cold...rest and hydrate. Not much else you can do. Try not to spread it to others. Please be specific in your next question if you want something more. ...Read more
You can't: You don't "cure" viral uris. They go away on their own while you treat the symptoms. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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