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Doctor insights on: How Much Cephalexin Should I Take For An Upper Respiratory Infection

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Is keflex good for sinus infection and upper respiratory infection?

Is keflex good for sinus infection and upper respiratory infection?

Only: If it is a bacterial infection. Most upper respiratory infections however, are viral and many people mistake a viral rhinnitis for sinusitis and take unnecessary antibiotics. Sounds like you may be considering taking left over keflex. Would recommend against that. Rather consult your 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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If I taken Venlafaxine 150mg in the morning and I have been diagnose with an upper respiratory infection, is it okay to take nyquil at night?

If I taken Venlafaxine 150mg in the morning and I have been diagnose with an upper respiratory infection,  is it okay to take nyquil at night?

Medication effects: Your Health is Precious! Please do not use Nyquil with Venlafaxine. Nyquil has dextromethorphan in it. Taking Dextromethorphan with Venlafaxine can increase the risk serious Serotonin Syndrome-confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme changes in blood pressure. See Psychiatrist to discuss decreasing dose of Venlafaxine, Therapy, other medications-Lexapro or Wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

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What meds can I take for a upper respiratory infection while nursing? My baby is only 1 week old.

What meds can I take for a upper respiratory infection while nursing? My baby is only 1 week old.

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

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Upper respiratory infection...what medication s on supplements can take for that?

Upper respiratory infection...what medication s on supplements can take for that?

Keep well rested: If one truly has gotten a cold virus (not strep), it will have to run its course. Some people take extra vitamin C (may upset the stomach) and some take extra zinc (most lozenges have lots of sugar), but how much these things help is uncertain. Avoiding overexertion, such as not running a race, is wise. Anti-inflammatories like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help with symptoms. Adequate sleep helps too. ...Read more

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I have a bad cough that will not go away no matter what i take and it is really bothering me what should I do ? I had a upper respiratory infection 3 weeks ago all other parts of the infection went away but the cough i took some of the meds from the in

I have a bad cough that will not go away no matter what i take and it is really bothering me what should I do ? I had a upper respiratory infection 3 weeks ago 
all other parts of the infection went away but the cough 
i took some of the meds from the in

First, : First, stay away from cigarette smoke. Drink lots of water, to help keep the mucous moist so that it can be expelled (at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day).Consider using an expectorant to help break up the mucuous and get it out of your system. ...Read more

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How many days are you supposed to take Augmentin for? Can you safely take it for only 5 days? (Used for mild upper respiratory infection)

How many days are you supposed to take Augmentin for? Can you safely take it for only 5 days? (Used for mild upper respiratory infection)

Follow Directions : Augmentin, an antibiotic is good for treating bacterial infections. A mild upper respiratory infection is most likely caused by a virus. Not only is the antibiotic not effective, but you may cause a situation which prevents doctors from prescribing Augmentin when you really need it in future. If it was prescribed for this infection, take the pills as directed. If not, stop after 3 days. ...Read more

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I can't remember if I took my daily Claritin (loratadine) (Loratadine 10mg). I'm also on Zpack for upper respiratory infection. Is it okay to take one?

I can't remember if I took my daily Claritin (loratadine) (Loratadine 10mg). I'm also on Zpack for upper respiratory infection. Is it okay to take one?

Depends: If you can wait that's best. If your symptoms are bad, and you are above average body size, and many hours from the next usual dose - it is probably okay. If you are small or can wait - do. You can take it a few hours early and slowly get back to normal time if you want. Drink some extra water and try to sleep. That will help the URI and you'll be less annoyed. Best! ...Read more

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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

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

7-10 days: Most upper respiratory infections resolve in a week to 10 days. Things that will help are pushing fluids, rest, getting enough sleep and possibly extra vitamin C. If he is getting worse or not getting better in a week he should see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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. 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