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How long is a viral URI contagious?

How long is a viral URI contagious?

Several weeks: In a healthy 48 year old, your immune system should eradicate a viral upper respiratory tract infection in about 2 to 3 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
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Upper Respiratory Infection (Definition)

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, ...Read more


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I get 'common cold' symptoms for a day after i swim in a pool the last 4-5 times. Sore throat, sinus, sneezing. Could it be a chlorine allergy?

I get 'common cold' symptoms for a day after i swim in a pool the last 4-5 times. Sore throat, sinus, sneezing. Could it be a chlorine allergy?

No but: Chlorine can irritate your nose and trigger asthma for those who have the condition. It is not an allergy however. I suspect that you may have a hay fever issue which is worsened by the chlorine exposure. ...Read more

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My 2yr old son has a common cold, in which he has had for 2days. Along with his cold is a horrible cough, congestion, n body aches. Now ever since the?

My 2yr old son has a common cold, in which he has had for 2days. Along with his cold is a horrible cough, congestion, n body aches. Now ever since the?

Viral infection: It sounds like your son has a viral infection. As long as he does not have difficulty breathing or very high fever, giving him lots of fluids or pain/fever reducers maybe all you need to treat his symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a quick way to get rid of a common cold with a sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and head/body aches?

What is a quick way to get rid of a common cold with a sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and head/body aches?

Viral URI: Stay in bed, drink lots of fluids (chicken soup is said to be good), take otc products to relieve symptoms and time and patience will be rewarded with your improvement. Not much else will work. ...Read more

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What's a viral uri?

What's a viral uri?

Viral URI= cold: Viral upper respiratory infection, which includes nose, throat, eustachian tubes, sinuses. Over 200 viruses can cause cold symptoms, but most common are rhinovirus, corona virus, parainfluenza virus, adenovirus, enterovirus, & respiratory syncytial virus. Tx is symptomatic; antibiotics do not work. ...Read more

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Can cough, greenish yellow phlegm/mucus and head/ear congestion persist for awhile after a viral URI? Feel better except for these things. No fever.

Can cough, greenish yellow phlegm/mucus and head/ear congestion persist for awhile after a viral URI? Feel better except for these things. No fever.

Maybe: without an exam, I can only give general information, but classically after an inflammatory process in the upper respiratory area, the body is more susceptible to secondary infection with whatever germs are there. Strep and mouth germs are the most common causes and these often require antibiotics. ...Read more

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Common cold or bronchitis? Symptoms: Tired, Lime color mucous, raspy cough, no tight chest, wheezing/gurgling before cough, headache, body ache. Thanx

Common cold or bronchitis? Symptoms: Tired, Lime color mucous, raspy cough, no tight chest, wheezing/gurgling before cough, headache, body ache.
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Possible Bronchitis: It is difficult to say without examination.But it is more likely you are having Bronchitis as you are wheezing And it seems like a viral infection causing your Bronchitis. I advice you drink plenty fluids and consult your Doctor,get checked and treated appropriately.Do not smoke or be around some one who smokes It can also turn into Pneumonia sometimes ...Read more

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I have just recovered from viral infection.Fever & body aches.i never lost appetite.Now Im recovered last 3 days I have no appetite & feel sick if eat?

I have just recovered from viral infection.Fever & body aches.i never lost appetite.Now Im recovered last 3 days I have no appetite & feel sick if eat?

Depression: I understand your concern. Believe in Healing powers of your Body! Thank you for informing about Fatigue and Weakness These symptoms along with present symptoms o “no appetite & feel sick if eat” could be due to • Depression • Recent Stressor in your life • Medical condition See your Physician for Diagnosis and Treatment. Health is Wealth! ...Read more

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Im extremely tired no matter how much sleep i get. Also experiencing cold symptoms, migraines and horrible body aches, i can barely move what's wrong?

Im extremely tired no matter how much sleep i get. Also experiencing cold symptoms, migraines and horrible body aches, i can barely move what's wrong?

Sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea (osa) is the most common type of sleep apnea and is caused by obstruction of the upper airway. It is characterized by snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue, headaches, act irritable. Osa should first be confirmed with the proper medical sleep studies. Rec.: see a sleep or an orofacial pain specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Body aches, no chill, no cold symptoms, eating well but sleep is disturbed. I suffer from anxiety, could it be linked? Ps. The aches go away at times

Body aches, no chill, no cold symptoms, eating well but sleep is disturbed. I suffer from anxiety, could it be linked? Ps. The aches go away at times

Probably linked but: There are many possible ways these could be linked. Anxiety tends to make any symptom worse but usually alone does not cause aches. Poor sleep can aggravate anxiety & cause aches- as dr. Krauser said, these symptoms are often seen in fibromyalgia, but this could be caused by lyme disease, magnesium deficiency, thyroid imbalances, food allergies etc. I advise seeing a holistic doctor- search abihm. ...Read more

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Could influenza cause chills and extreme body aches without any cold symptoms?

Could influenza cause chills and extreme body aches without any cold symptoms?

It is possible: Every patient responds to viral infections a bit differently. Most patients get typical symptoms of cough, runny nose and sore throat along with chills or body aches. Alternatively, your symptoms above may progress to a typical influenza presentation. Give your body rest and be sure to wash your hands :) ...Read more

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Our 5 year old has a fever and headache and body aches. Can this be flu or do all flus include cold symptoms?

Our 5 year old has a fever and headache and body aches. Can this be flu or do all flus include cold symptoms?

Too early for flu: If this is been going on for more than 24 hours and he is not taking good fluids, he should be seen right away. How bad is his headache? If he is vomiting because of a headache or has any problems with his vision or a rash or if he's not making sense, please take them to the emergency room right away ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

An upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more


Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Body Aches (Definition)

Generalized soreness/ ...Read more