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How Long Does Wheezing Associated With Viral Uri Last
Upper respiratory infection is also known as Common cold. 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a very deep cough with some wheezing fatigue and aches. Do i need antibiotics or is it the common cold/flu?
No antibiotics: Hello otter65249, if you have cough up to 7-10 days, it' usually viral and you don't need antibiotics. Taking mucinex 600 mg 2 a day as well as emergen c 1 pack 3 a day should help you. If symptoms continue beyond week without improvement , at that stage you should consult physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common cold or bronchitis? Symptoms: Tired, Lime color mucous, raspy cough, no tight chest, wheezing/gurgling before cough, headache, body ache.
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
Hi am an asthmatic and have just gotten over a common cold but I have now developed a wheeze and shortness of breath that isn't relieved by inhaler.
See your doctor: you might need revision of your controller therapy or prescription medications, good luck ...Read more
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?
Cold: If you have cold symptoms which have lasted more than a month, you should see a doctor and be evaluated. It may be nothing much but maybe it is something more than a cold or series of colds dragging on. ...Read more
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