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Macrobid For 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
Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic which is marketed under the following brand names; niftran, furadantin, (nitrofurantoin) furabid, macrobid, macrodantin, nitrofur mac, nitro macro, nifty-sr, martifur-mr, uro-tablinen or nifuretten (in germany), martifur-100 (in india), urantoin, nifuran (in macedonia) and uvamin (in middle east). It is usually used in treating urinary tract infection. It is often ...Read more
It depends: Most upper respiratory tract infections are viral in nature and antibiotics aren't indicated. If are given antibiotics for presumed bacterial sinus or lung infection, in all likelihood Keflex won't be first choice. It could be used, however, if you are allergic to other antibiotics and cannot use anything else. ...Read more
MostCausedByVirusBut: Most respiratory infections are caused by viruses like UpperRespiratory Infections and Bronchitis Lower Respiratory Tract infections like Pnumonia and some cases of Bronchitis are caused by Bacteria and different antibiotocs are used depending on the type of infection Pneomococcal infection can be treated with Levaquin (levofloxacin) or Zithromax,And others like legionaires disease are treated with Antibiotics ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Upper respiratory tract infections usually involve the sinuses. There are a wide variety of antibiotics used for acute bacterial sinusitis. Bactrim (a sulfa drug), Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (a penicillin type drug) and doxycyline (a tetracycline) are commonly used. Levaquin (a quinolone) can be used as well but i tend to reserve this for sicker patients. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trimethoprim/Sulfa: Yes, but this would obviously depend upon what you are talking about. There are very few uris requiring antibiotics and those that do generally do not need bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) but this is a decision that has to be made by the doctor examining you and their diagnosis. ...Read more
You may use any: analgesics such as paracetamol or ibuprofen provided you drink plenty of liquids. You can take antihistamines at night to help dry up secretions (like nasal) and cough suppressants to help with cough. You can use nasal sprays for congestion, and most of all you should use garlic to help prevent these viral infections in the future. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually none: The diagnosis can usually be made by taking a history and examining the patient. In most cases no tests are necessary. Cultures, rapid strep screens, x-rays may be done if your doctor suspects bacterial complications or something other than uri. ...Read more
Comfort: You have a cold...rest and hydrate. Not much else you can do. Try not to spread it to others. Please be specific in your next question if you want something more. ...Read more
IBS: How do you know you have IBS? Certain diagnostic criteria must be met in order to diagnose IBS. These are called the Rome criteria. Look them up. IBS is the most commonly diagnosed GI condition for the same reasons that depression, bipolar disorder, and fibromyalgia are over-diagnosed. When a doctor is being lazy or doesn't have a clue, he still labels you with something, so he can get paid. ...Read more
Coughing and hernia: Repeated, sudden increases in abdominal pressure such as coughing an sneezing can cause an inguinal hernia. If you feel a lump in the groin, almost certainly this is a hernia. If it persists it gets worse, see your doctor for a physical exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes it can, but if the swelling persists for a week or two after the infection is gone, then you need to visit your doctor to be sure it is not a sign of something serious. ...Read more
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
I have a upper respiratory infection. What does it mean when the home care aide we have asks me to "spray"?
Spray: It probably refers to nasal saline spray to help flush out the mucous. This can be helpful. ...Read more
I wanted to know can mold that's in the bathroom that's on the walls can cause Upper Respiratory Infection?
Upper & Lower: Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds can cause symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, or skin irritation. Some people, such as those with serious allergies to molds, may have more severe reactions. Severe reactions may occur among workers exposed to large amounts of molds in occupational settings. ...Read more
Why would my upper respiratory infection be getting worse even though I've been taking the doctor prescribed medicine since friday?
Can syphilis spread without a chancre present after oral sex with a male? Would it present as an upper respiratory infection 3 mos later?
Syphilis: Yes it can occur without a visible chancre. Upper respiratory infection 3 mos later would be very rare, but syphilis is known as the great masquerader and can present in almost any fashion. You should go and be checked for all STDs and stop having unprotected sex. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
I was diagnosed w/ an upper respiratory infection and sinusitis. My coughs are frequent & violent. I just coughed up blood. Should i worry?
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
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
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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