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How To Get Rid Of A Upper Respiratory Infection Fast
URTI: Treating the infection & staying warm, plenty of fluids. ...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
Sinus infection: Most viral respiratory infections will resolve spontaneously after 7=10 days. Persistent cold like symptoms is suggestive of sinus infection. Frequently with sinus infections there is associated cough. Sinusitis will sometimes also resolve spontaneously or respond to antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had Upper Respiratory Infection since last Tuesday. How can I get rid of this nagging cough? What helps it go away faster?
How long does it usually take to get rid of upper respiratory infection if treating with steroids z pac and nasal spray?
Bad choice: When you take an antibiotic for a cold, you're taking a placebo, since a cold is caused by a virus, and antibiotics only treat bacteria. As placebos go, amox/clav (augmentin) is a pretty "big gun, " since it kills lots of bacteria (more than you'd need to kill even if you did have a bacterial infection), and is more likely to cause diarrhea and c. Difficile colitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a viral rash with a upper respiratory infection. I tend to get the rash with a fever but this is the first time the rash has been so painful?
Rash characteristics: It would be very important to show this rash to a doctor. If the rash is painful, it suggests something more serious might be going on. There are some viruses that can do that (like varicella or the chicken pox virus). Then again, there could be some hematologic phenomenon going on. I would highly recommend seeing a doctor who could tell you more the rash. Also, I would not waste time -do it today ...Read more
Is it possible to get a upper respiratory infection from inhaling minimal amounts of brick dust in a 3 week time?
Can you get a upper respiratory infection with symptoms of just shortness of breath and lightheaded?
Uncertain: Symptoms of shortness of breath and lightheadedness may be the result of an upper respiratory infection, but other conditions, such as heart failure, chronic obstructive lung disease, heart attack, stroke, other serious infections in the blood stream or abdomen, diabetes with severe acidosis, dehydration, or intestinal hemorrhage can cause the same symptoms. A prompt medical evaluation is needed. ...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
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
Whenever I get an upper respiratory infection, I urinate blood. This always lasts about 5-8 days and I am completely miserable. Is it kidney disease?
Urinating blood: Some upper respiratory pathogens like mycoplasma can be associated with Ig A nephropathy and or hemolytic anemia. There is an entity called Goodpastures an autoimmune condition that is associated with hematuria and pulmonary issues but it is usually more severe. Would follow up with nephrologist ...Read more
Is it possible to get temporary vasculitis in your hands related to a viral upper respiratory infection? My palms and fingers still feel different when touching things under pulsating a little bit now. Ice cubes still inflamed both palms and cause extreme
Finish question: Sounds a bit far-fetched, but vasculitis can follow an infectious process - don't know about the temporary character of that vasculitis, one would hope it was short-lived. The symptoms you describe sound like a type of urticaria, a chronic inflammatory process. I suggest you see either an allergist and/or immunologist to unravel this mystery ...Read more
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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