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Does upper respiratory tract infection usually cause many symptoms?

Does upper respiratory tract infection usually cause many symptoms?

URTI: Upper respiratory infection (urti) usually refer to symptoms of runny or congested nose +/- fever, malaise and aches and pain usually due to a virus such the influenza virus. However, urti may become complicated by sinus infection or middle ear infection, which will produce their own symptoms. Younger children often get middle ear infection in association with urti. ...Read more

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Does rotavirus infection usually cause many symptoms?

Does rotavirus infection usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Dr hadied's answer is comprehensive. But to add, immunize your infant with the rotavirus vaccine, which has according to recent study, reduced the number or er visits due to rotavirus infection from 400, 000 per year to 100, 000 per year, a 75% reduction. And no serious com plications. This will only get better. ...Read more

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Can viruses cause lower respiratory tract infections?

Can viruses cause lower respiratory tract infections?

Yes: Certain viruses are the common causes of lower respiratory tract infection: respiratory syncytial virus, influenza, parainfluenza, adenovirus, and human metapneumovirus, also with some attention to rhinoviruses and some new viruses (human coronaviruses and bocavirus). ...Read more

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Why is viral upper respiratory tract infections usually benign and that of lower respiratory severe? Explanations please?

Why is viral upper respiratory tract infections usually benign and that of lower respiratory severe? Explanations please?

Different causes: The upper respiratory tract (nose, throat, upper airways) are usually infected by viruses. While annoying, these viruses can be cleared by our immune systems without much problem. The lower respiratory tract (bronchioles and air sacs of the lung) are more susceptible to more serious bacterial infections. These often require antibiotics to clear the infection. ...Read more

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What is more serious of a disease, lower respiratory tract infections or upper respiratory tract infections?

What is more serious of a disease, lower respiratory tract infections or upper respiratory tract infections?

Lower respiratory: Upper respiratory infections involve upper airways such as throat, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, eustachian tubes, trachea as, nd bronchi. When the disease process in the bronchi, or bronchitis, continues, it could begin to involve lower airways in the lung tissues, which is then more advanced lower respiratory infections or pneumonia. ...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

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Can bacteria cause lower respiratory tract infections?

Can bacteria cause lower respiratory tract infections?

Yes: There are several types: streptococcus pneumoniae, staphylococcus aureus, atypical bacteria such as chlamydophila pneumoniae, mycoplasma pneumoniae, and legionella pneumophila. Also sometimes haemophilus influenzae, klebsiella pneumoniae, escherichia coli, pseudomonas aeruginosa and moraxella catarrhalis. ...Read more

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Does bronchiolitis usually cause many symptoms?

Does bronchiolitis usually cause many symptoms?

Cough and wheeze: Yes, bronchiolitis is typically an inflammation of the very small airways or bronchiole tubes in infants and is typically caused by a virus, often times the RSV virus. Symtoms include cough, wheezing, congestion, runny nose, fever, and other symptoms seen with viral illnesses. Very young, premature babies can be particularly affected by bronchiolitis. ...Read more

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Do urinary tract infections usually cause severe abdominal pain?

Do urinary tract infections usually cause severe abdominal pain?

Not usually: However, urine infections can travel up from the bladder to involve the kidney (pyleonephritis), which can infect and inflame the kidney tissue. This can result in remarkable pain and being "really sick." an "ascending" infection like this is uncommon. But, see your doctor if you think the symptoms are there! ...Read more

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Can an upper respiratory infection cause dizziness?

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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What symptoms does anthrax infection usually cause?

What symptoms does anthrax infection usually cause?

Depends on form: The worst form, inhalation anthrax is flu like early with low grade fever, fatigue, non-productive cough, muscle aches, etc.One to 5 days later there may be abrupt onset of high fever, severe breathing difficulty and shock. Death may ensue within 24-36 hrs. ...Read more

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Upper respiratory tract infections and hepatic abscess. Can amoxicillin treat this?

Upper respiratory tract infections and hepatic abscess. Can amoxicillin treat this?

Need more than that: Amoxicilline is not the drug of choice , depends on culture and sensitivity , especially hepatic abscess ( and the cause of it , may need intervention ). ...Read more

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Does croup usually cause many symptoms?

Does croup usually cause many symptoms?

Yes,in small infant: Usually you hear audible noise called stridor which means difficulty getting air in---in small infants airways can be life treatening, need medical supervision for respiratory distress--- this is an urgent infection by virus need to assess and treat. ...Read more

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How does a respiratory tract infection result in respiratory failure?

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How does a respiratory tract infection result in respiratory failure?

Exhaustion: A respiratory tract infection can increase work of breathing due to inflammation of the airways or filling of the airspaces with fluid; this increase in work can go beyond what the patient can sustain, especially if they are older and otherwise sick. ...Read more

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If norovirus got into the respiratory tract... Can it cause a respiratory infection?

If norovirus got into the respiratory tract... Can it cause a respiratory infection?

Sort of...: Norovirus usually causes more GI problems than pulmonary, but cough can develop. Usually, an infection is self limited, but if it was severe, and you became physically diminished, then secondary pneumonia could develop. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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