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I Have Uri How Long Am I Contagious
Have URI and was on clarithromycin for supposed sinus infection. I had two doses then started puking went to ER, got rehydrated and they stopped puking. I can't sleep, I am feeling so awful and still have fever. How long will this last for? What should
Fever: I would recommend like a nighttime medication for a cold. This will include some Benadryl to help you sleep and Tylenol (acetaminophen) to stay on top of the fever. Night time medications like a Nyquil usually work wonders to help you finally get some rest. Get some rest, hope you feel better. ...Read more
No: A URI or upper respiratory infection is medical shorthand for a common cold. A ct scan is a very powerful (and expensive) tool for using x-rays to see 3-d images, but also exposes one to lots of radiation. A common cold is diagnosed by history and exam and does not need a ct scan to make the diagnosis. Ct can be helpful on rare occasions in the diagnosis of chronic sinus infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest pain: Your chest pain may be due to all the hacking you've been doing. If the pain persists see a doctor. You may need a chest x-ray to rule out something more serious. In the meantime you can help yourself by going into the shower and breath in the hot steam. A vaporizer is also helpful. ...Read more
If you have URI or cold symptoms, would it interfere with the CT chest scan with contrast images or results. ?
It could: With a viral bronchitis there is inflammation in the lungs so a ct of chest done when ill may look worse than normal. If it is to follow a mass then probably less important. Suggest speaking to radiologist to see if waiting until cold passes is advised so that you get the most accurate study possible. ...Read more
Have URI taking 2nd round of antibotics. I am also taking proair, steriods for asthma, but temp is worse does this mean I am getting worse.
Possibly: It can mean you are getting worse. It can also mean you are dehydrated. See if your urine is dark. You want light urine. Your body acts like an evaporative cooler (no water on the pads= no cooling) you may also be using the inhaler wrong. At least half of my patients use the inhale wrong until i train them. ...Read more
I had adenovirus ekc in august. Since then I've had strep, sinusitis and now have uri.Did the ekc kill my immune system? Or is it still the virus?
Maybe coincidence?: It's unlikely that the conjunctivitis (or the virus that caused it) damaged your immune system. It may be bad luck that you've been exposed to a number of infections recently. Allergies (ragweed is high now) can also predispose to infections if you're symptomatic. If you're still worried, see an immunologist. They can evaluate your immune system to see if it is or isn't functioning properly. ...Read more
Dr said I have URI got antibiotic over a week ago. Finished. But still have loss of breathe more often and bloody vomit and still cough. Is ER needed?
Have URI and left lung pain from asthma, seen dr on thurs was given antibotics, proair, steriods now both sides r hurting. Can i wait til tomorrow?
Depends: Pain in the chest from pneumonia is usually not a life threatening symptom. Shortness of breath, on the other hand, is. Pain may represent the inflammation of the lining of the chest wall, called pleurisy. It usually gets better as your pneumonia improves. Based on your description it's hard to tell whether you can wait until tomorrow or not, though. ...Read more
Dull ache in back of head after belching then slight pressure .Have URI & my ears are aching, have cough, slight high bp. What's the dull ache about?
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