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How Do You Know If Child Has Upper Respiratory Infection Or Cold
The same: Some people call an upper respiratory infection a cold, both are usually caused by a virus and treating the symptoms is all that is necessary while your body fights the infection. If your child is has a fever, is having trouble eating or breathing, you should see your family doctor. Colds, and all other upper respiratory infections, are contagious, so avoid coughing/touching or kissing people. ...Read more
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
What are the symptoms of upper respiratory infection and what kinds of drugs can give to baby of 8 month old?
No drugs: Symptoms of URI are runny nose, cough, low grade fever, decreased appetite etc. Please do not use any over the counter medicines besides tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for reducing the fever. Most of the uri's are self limiting and symptomatic treatment with lots of fluids and rest are sufficient. If there is worsening of symptoms please see your pediatrician. ...Read more
NONE: Assuming you have a virus, ignore all the noise from people trying to sell you things for this. Soup and other liquids may feel good in your throat. Nose spray can open your nose if severely stuffed. Antibiotics, vitamins, and herbs are all useless for this. Do not smoke. For severe cough there is albuteral inhaler. The less they know, the louder some people crow on this subject. ...Read more
I have an upper respiratory infection and have been taking clarithromycin for 2 days. I now have cold like symptoms an a blocked ear. Is this normal?
Blocked ear: Quite common. Do not worry about it. The infection can take a week to ten days to clear. Good luck and hang in there. See my other answer to this question. ...Read more
I have upper respiratory infection - recurring several times. Doctor finally prescribed Zpack today along with valACYclovir for cold sores. I took fir?
Restate question: I am not sure what you are asking- please resubmit . ...Read more
I have a sore throat, dry cough, fatigue, sometimes runny nose and body aches. Is this a cold, flu, or upper respiratory infection?
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?
Baby got ear infection followed by upper respiratory infection,recent small red spots on tummy and chest.Could it be chickenpox?Hasnt had vaccine.
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
Walking is good: Walking exercises are good to do when you have a uri. ...Read more
URI Symptoms: As long as the symptoms have improved significantly, i think going back to work would be fine. If you still need cold medicine, i wouldn't go back yet as the medicines can make you excessively sleepy. Feel better! ...Read more
I'm curious my brother might have upper respiratory infection how many days or weeks does it take to go away.? And what can he do to get better faster
You can't: You don't "cure" viral uris. They go away on their own while you treat the symptoms. ...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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