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How Does The Common Cold Affect The Respiratory System
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
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?
I was sent to the ER and diagnosed with ileitis. How common is bacterial or viral ileitis compared to a chronic condition? I've also been fighting an upper respiratory infection for a couple weeks and wonder if it is possible for that infection to travel
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