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Is asthma an example of upper respiratory infection?

Is asthma an example of upper respiratory infection?

No.: Asthma is a disease of the lower respiratory tract - the bronchi. It is also, usually, not an infection, but can be triggered by one. ...Read more

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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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Is pneumonia an example of upper respiratory infection?

Is pneumonia an example  of upper respiratory infection?

No: Pneumonia is an example of a lower respiratory tract infection (ie in the lungs). Examples of upper respiratory tract infections include sinusitis, rhinitis, tracheitis. (infections of the sinuses, nose or upper airway respectively). ...Read more

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Is bronchitis considered an upper respiratory disease?

Is bronchitis considered an upper respiratory disease?

No: Bronchitis is an infection and inflammation of the bronchi which are located in the thorax/chest wall. This is considered a lower respiratory tract condition. ...Read more

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What is an upper respiratory infection?

What is an upper respiratory infection?

URI: Upper respiratory infection usually means a cold. Runny nose, congestion, fever, headache and cough all may be symptoms or any combination of them. Uri are viral infections and usually clear on their own with rest and liquids and tyelenol for fever and aches. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between Respiratory Depression and Respiratory Disease? i.e. can, respiratory depression be a sign of respiratory disease?

Is there a connection between Respiratory Depression and Respiratory Disease? 
i.e. can, respiratory depression be a sign of respiratory disease?

Respiratory problem: Respiratory depression is something that causes you to breath less often - either a drug, metabolic condition, or a brain problem generally. Respiratory disease can encompass respiratory depression, but is generally any process that affects the lungs, the respiratory muscles, or the airway and leads to either a reduction of C02 or oxygen exchange. ...Read more

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Respiratory infection or asthma, what's the difference?

Respiratory infection or asthma, what's the difference?

Big differences: A respiratory infection is an acute , infection that generally improves with antibiotic therapy. Asthma is a chronic condition. Attacks are usual brought on by "triggers" like animal dander, dust mites, cold air, etc. If you suspect asthma, get checked by your physician and treated if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is more serious of a disease, lower respiratory tract infections or upper respiratory tract infections?

What is more serious of a disease, lower respiratory tract infections or upper respiratory tract infections?

Lower respiratory: Upper respiratory infections involve upper airways such as throat, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, eustachian tubes, trachea as, nd bronchi. When the disease process in the bronchi, or bronchitis, continues, it could begin to involve lower airways in the lung tissues, which is then more advanced lower respiratory infections or pneumonia. ...Read more

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What is an upper respiratory tract infection?

What is an upper respiratory tract infection?

URI: Upper Respiratory infections can involve the pharynx, larynx, nose or sinuses. Most are caused by viruses. ...Read more

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What is an upper respiratory tract infection?

What is an upper respiratory tract infection?

URI: Upper Respiratory infections can involve the pharynx, larynx, nose or sinuses. Most are caused by viruses. ...Read more

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Is upper respiratory tract infection the same as atypical pneumonia?

No: Atypical pneumonia is usually caused by bacteria such as mycoplasma pneumoniae. It is an infection in the lower respiratory tract. An upper respiratory tract infection is more similar the a. ...Read more

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Is a upper resp infection similar to a sinis infection?

Sinusitis: The paranasal sinuses are considered part of the upper respiratory tract and any infections of this area can potentially involve the sinuses. ...Read more

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Is a respiratory and sinus infection different from the flu /virus?

Is a respiratory and sinus infection different from the flu /virus?

Yes: Influenza virus can cause respiratory tract symptoms and can produce changes that may lead to secondary sinus infections. You are talking apples and oranges. One is the causative agent of infection and the others are the anatomic sites and symptoms which may occur. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a bacterial infection of upper airway?

What are the symptoms of a bacterial infection of upper airway?

Depends on the site: Of infection and organism. Upper airway infections include streptococcal sore throat, diphtheria, peritonsilar abscess, acute and chronic sinusitis, laryngitis with hoarseness etc. Most of these infections are associated with fever, pain at the site of infection, and may have sequelae like rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis, scarlet fever, neuropathy etc. ...Read more

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What is treatment of upper respiratory tract infection?

What is treatment of upper respiratory tract infection?

URTI = common cold: If fever, headache and malaise, anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen can be helpful. Rest. Stay hydrated to thin nasal secretions. Warm saline gargles and saline nasal spray or irrigations are also helpful for sore throat and cough, post nasal drip respectively. ...Read more

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Is an allergy a respiratory disease?

Is an allergy a respiratory disease?

Allergy is..: Allergy is a systemic disease that may affect one or more systems including the respiratory system. The most common respiratory disease that is associated with allergy and subsequent inflammation is asthma. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called a bacterial infection of upper airway.?

Explain the condition called a bacterial infection of upper airway.?

Upper airway infecti: It means a part of upper airways(sinuses, pharynx, trachea) is populated with bacterias . Most of this bacterias creates excessive secretion(yellowish, thick, greenish).And symptoms of stuffed sinuses, throat pain, productive cough, fever , chills.If you have this symptoms go see a doc asap. ...Read more

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What are the long-term complications of an untreated upper respiratory infection?

Chronic changes: One can see chronicity of infection or non-infectious complications to almost any area in the upper respiratory tract. The problem is that many, if not most, of these infections are not treatable by elimination of the pathogen because they are viral and can only be managed symptomatically. ...Read more

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Why is viral upper respiratory tract infections usually benign and that of lower respiratory severe? Explanations please?

Different causes: The upper respiratory tract (nose, throat, upper airways) are usually infected by viruses. While annoying, these viruses can be cleared by our immune systems without much problem. The lower respiratory tract (bronchioles and air sacs of the lung) are more susceptible to more serious bacterial infections. These often require antibiotics to clear the infection. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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