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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


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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?

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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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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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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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

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What do I do to get rid of a upper respiratory infection fast?

What do I do to get rid of a upper respiratory infection fast?

No quick fix known: There is currently no cure for the common upper respiratory infection, most often caused by a viral infection. Some people believe that taking supplemental vitamin c may help. Good nutrition and adequate sleep will help. ...Read more

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How to tell when I got a bacterial upper respiratory infection?

Airborne & fingers: The air you breathe & fingers that touch your face/lips will bring you the agents of respiratory illness. They are usually symptomatic within 48-72 hours of your exposure. Good hand washing and antiseptic hand solution can cut your risk level. ...Read more

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How do I best control my asthma when I get an upper respiratory infection?

How do I best control my asthma when I get an upper respiratory infection?

Corticosteroid: This is somewhat controversial but:
Start taking or increase your inhaled corticosteroid to a high dose AT THE FIRST SIGN of a cold before it gets to the chest is your best chance of mitigating an attack. If you wait it may be too late. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to use ciprofloxacin for upper respiratory infection?

Is it possible for you to use ciprofloxacin for upper respiratory infection?

Won't help: You should not be taking antibiotics for upper respiratory infections. They're just placebos, since they don't treat viral infections. In addition, Ciprofloxacin is not a good drug for pneumonia, a respiratory infection that should be treated ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to have chest pain during a upper respiratory infection.?

Could it be healthy to have chest pain during a upper respiratory infection.?

Pain is not healthy: During URI your chest pain comes from pleurisy or musculoskeletal system. Mostly the pain not cardiac in origin. ...Read more

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I had a recent upper respiratory infection. What is the most effective treatment?

I had a recent upper respiratory infection. What is the most effective treatment?

Time and Drugs: There are lots of things that can cause a persistent cough. Some will go way on their own like colds, viral infections etc. Others will not go away such as chronic sinusitis, allergies etc. If you are still coughing, call your family doctor. ...Read more

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Upper respiratory infection...what medication s on supplements can take for that?

Keep well rested: If one truly has gotten a cold virus (not strep), it will have to run its course. Some people take extra vitamin C (may upset the stomach) and some take extra zinc (most lozenges have lots of sugar), but how much these things help is uncertain. Avoiding overexertion, such as not running a race, is wise. Anti-inflammatories like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help with symptoms. Adequate sleep helps too. ...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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My husband has asthma and has had an untreated upper respiratory infection for awhile. What could happen if it stays untreated?

My husband has asthma and has had an untreated upper respiratory infection for awhile. What could happen if it stays untreated?

URI: Depending upon the type of infection and the tissues involved it definitely has the potential to make asthmatics symptomatic or if symptomatic, worse. If your husband's wheezing increases, see a doctor asap. Treatment of the infection may or may not be appropriate depending upon the type of infection and its cause. Sounds as if it may be viral, in which case antibiotics are worthless. ...Read more

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I had an upper respiratory infection and lost my sense of taste and smell. Sense of taste has returned but now I smell smoky fumes all the time.

Hard to tell: It sounds like you had a viral infection that injured the olfactory nerve fibers that are present at the top of the inside of the nose. If your sense of taste has returned, it is likely that the odd smell you have will also resolve. If it does not have an ENT doctor visualize the superior portion of the inside of your nose with an endoscope just to be sure that area is normal. ...Read more

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I have a viral upper respiratory infection and in the past 3 days I've lost 12 pounds and I have been eating full meals do you know what it could be?

I have a viral upper respiratory infection and in the past 3 days I've lost 12 pounds and I have been eating full meals do you know what it could be?

Highly unlikely: See your doctor if it is not simple dehydration. Start drinking as much water as you can at least 60 ounces a day. If this does not help you check with your doctor. Also if your doctor diagnosed your condition you need a follow up. Only obese people are able to lose that much weight relatively quickly from not eating when sick. ...Read more

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My son is 5m old & was diagnosed as having an upper respiratory infection, but as the week passed, his voice is gone, lost appetite, etc. What do I do?

My son is 5m old & was diagnosed as having an upper respiratory infection, but as the week passed, his voice is gone, lost appetite, etc. What do I do?

Nasal saline/fluids: Sometimes viral illnesses can cause a raspy voice. If there is still nasal congestion, gently removing the mucus with a bulb syringe and infant nasal saline drops and keeping him well hydrated may help this symptom. Monitor his temperature and notifying his doctor for continued symptoms or fever to re evaluate. Prmg fax 8582599689 for? S. ...Read more

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I have a bad cough that will not go away no matter what I take and it is really bothering me what should I do? I had a upper respiratory infection 3 weeks ago all other parts of the infection went away but the cough I took some of the meds from the in

I have a bad cough that will not go away no matter what I take and it is really bothering me what should I do? I had a upper respiratory infection 3 weeks ago all other parts of the infection went away but the cough I took some of the meds from the in

First,: First, stay away from cigarette smoke. Drink lots of water, to help keep the mucous moist so that it can be expelled (at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day).Consider using an expectorant to help break up the mucuous and get it out of your system. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more