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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

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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Had Upper Respiratory Infection since last Tuesday. How can I get rid of this nagging cough? What helps it go away faster?

Had Upper Respiratory Infection since last Tuesday. How can I get rid of this nagging cough? What helps it go away faster?

Coughing: in the coarse of a typical cold, the cough will last about 3 weeks, improving the second week and just a morning residual cough the third week. If it is not following this and instead it is getting worse, see your doctor. Rest and fluids are the best treatment. ...Read more

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What is the rattle noise upon exhaling when my toddler has a respiratory infection? Should I continue the albuterol breathing treatments?

What is the rattle noise upon exhaling when my toddler has a respiratory infection?  Should I continue the albuterol breathing treatments?

Rattle noise exhalin: I think what you are describing is wheezing and your pediatrician has prescribed Albuterol Inhalation for it.Did you ask the doc if your child has asthma and if it is, you need to get educated to take care of your child.Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the bronchi and you need proper treatment with inhaled steroids and albuterol, unless he is being treated for bronchiolitis. ...Read more

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I went to dr and have upper respiratory infection and all he gave me was cough meds. I have a pack of tamiflu (oseltamivir)..will that help?

I went to dr and have upper respiratory infection and all he gave me was cough meds.  I have a pack of tamiflu (oseltamivir)..will that help?

Doubtful: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is normally prescribed for Influenza/Flu. If cough medicine was prescribed the doctor is telling you that antibiotics will not be helpful for the virus you may have. If worsening symptoms get rechecked.Good luck ...Read more

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What is the best nasal medication for chronic cough? I am getting over an upper respiratory infection, I have little to no sputum and am not a smoker.

What is the best nasal medication for chronic cough? I am getting over an upper respiratory infection, I have little to no sputum and am not a smoker.

Nasal medication?: I am not aware of any nasal sprays specifically for cough. Coughs can occur because of "post-nasal drip" which is usually from sinus infection. These coughs may be relatively dry. You are already on an antihistamine and a nasal steroid. Nasal decongestants are habit forming and actually may worsen the problem. If cough is nonproductive and keeping you up at night, dextromethorphan/codeine helps. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is a respiratory infection contagious and are cough drops a permanent solution?

Please answer me. Is a respiratory infection contagious and are cough drops a permanent solution?

Yes and no: A respiratory infection is certainly contagious. It is usually caused by a virus and can be spread by oral secretions and droplets from coughing and sneezing. While cough drops help soothe your throat, they are in no way a cure, nor do they cut down the contagiousness. ...Read more

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Went to dr and have upper respiratory infection and all he gave was cough pills..should i see another dr?

Went to dr and have upper respiratory infection and all he gave was cough pills..should i see another dr?

If you are worse: If cough medicine was prescribed the doctor is telling you that antibiotics will not be helpful for the virus you may have. If worsening symptoms however get rechecked.Good luck ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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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. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more