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Causes Of Upper Respiratory Infection
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
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
I wanted to know can mold that's in the bathroom that's on the walls can cause Upper Respiratory Infection?
Upper & Lower: Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds can cause symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, or skin irritation. Some people, such as those with serious allergies to molds, may have more severe reactions. Severe reactions may occur among workers exposed to large amounts of molds in occupational settings. ...Read more
Yes: Rhinitis, nasopharyngitis or the common cold, pharyngitis, rhinosinusitis or sinusitis, and laryngitis can be caused by viral infections. Most common viruses: rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza virus, influenza virus, coronavirus, and coxsackievirus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Me and my wife never use our heater in winter time we just cover up in blankets. Will that cause upper respiratory infections or colds?
No: It may actually help prevent some of them. ...Read more
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
Had a bad cold for a month and noticed new A1C test went up for no reason. Can prolonged upper respiratory infection cause blood glucose increase?
Went to doctors he told me I had a ear infection and possibly a upper respiratory infection can these be the cause of my high pitch ringing I hear?
Could this be menegitis? I was diagnosed with an ear infection and an upper respiratory infection yesterday at the emergency room. Now my neck is feeling stiff, what could be the cause of this?
It: It looks like you have a simple viral illness. However, your neck stiffness needs to be evaluated by a healthcare provider. Indeed, the presence of headache, high fevers, and vomiting would imply something ominous. In that case, your best bet is a trip to the emergency department. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to get temporary vasculitis in your hands related to a viral upper respiratory infection? My palms and fingers still feel different when touching things under pulsating a little bit now. Ice cubes still inflamed both palms and cause extreme
Finish question: Sounds a bit far-fetched, but vasculitis can follow an infectious process - don't know about the temporary character of that vasculitis, one would hope it was short-lived. The symptoms you describe sound like a type of urticaria, a chronic inflammatory process. I suggest you see either an allergist and/or immunologist to unravel this mystery ...Read more
URI: Upper respiratory infection usually means a cold. Runny nose, congestion, fever, headache and cough all may be symptoms or any combination of them. Uri are viral infections and usually clear on their own with rest and liquids and tyelenol for fever and aches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually none: The diagnosis can usually be made by taking a history and examining the patient. In most cases no tests are necessary. Cultures, rapid strep screens, x-rays may be done if your doctor suspects bacterial complications or something other than uri. ...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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