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What is the treatment for upper airway infection?

What is the treatment for upper airway infection?

Antibiotics tylenol (acetaminophen): Antibiotics are not effective in fighting viral infections. However, antibiotics are appropriate if the health care practitioner suspects that a bacterial infection exists. In some cases, where there is significant inflammation of the upper airways, for example croup in infants and children, corticosteroid medications such as prednisone. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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


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What are the common symptoms of an upper airway infection?

What are the common symptoms of an upper airway infection?

Cough and runnig: Stuffiness runny nose, low grade fever, post-nasal drip, and cough;the cough is usually dry , with post-nasal drip, the cough may bring up some of the nasal secretions that have dripped into the back of the throat; and sinusitis symptoms such as fullness in the face, increased nasal drainage, and occasionally pain and fever. ...Read more

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What are some alternative treatments for a throat infection besides antibiotics?

What are some alternative treatments for a throat infection besides antibiotics?

Rest fluids ibuprofe: Most throat infections are caused by viruses. Therefore, they are self limited. Treatment is symptomatic- relieving pain, fever or aches. Rest is important to help the body conserve energy to fight off the infection. A strep throat infection is also self limited, but we treat it with antibiotics to avoid secondary problems like rheumatic fever, glomerulonephritis, or pandas. ...Read more

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I have a runny nose with yellow mucus is this a infection or a virus sore nose and throat too treatments?

I have a runny nose with yellow mucus is this a infection or a virus sore nose and throat too treatments?

Probably a virus: Almost all nasal infections that lead to yellow mucus begin as viral infections. If you've only been sick for a day or two it is most certainly a virus at this point and should improve over the next week. If after 7 to 10 days you're no better or worse then the possibility of bacterial superinfection becomes greater. At that point antibiotics may be needed. For now hydration, tylenol (acetaminophen) and rest. ...Read more

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How can I cure throat infection and preventive tips?

See below: Most cases of pharyngitis are viral infections and resolve spontaneously. If you have pus on your tonsils, fever, tender lymph nodes in your neck or a very painful throat see your md and have strep throat/gc ruled out. Take over the counter throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) for symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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How can I cure a viral throat infection that makes me cough?

How can I cure a viral throat infection that makes me cough?

Remedies: Viruses tend to run their course.Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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I have a infection in the right side of the throat and through this I am getting the severe pain in the right side of ear so how to cure it?

I have a infection in the right side of the throat and through this I am getting the severe pain in the right side of ear so how to cure it?

Need to see doctor: Rdness in the throat and your ears need to be checked, you may have strep throat and otitis media and may need antibiotics if your doctor feels it is bacterial infection. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had a fungus in my throat and it took me 6 months to cure the infection?

Oral Thrush: If you use steroid inhaler for lung diseases like asthma, COPD etc. Rinse your throat with saline after inhaler use. If you are diabetic, tight control of you serum glucose will help. ...Read more

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I am chewing tobacco for a long time how can i cure my throat infection?

I am chewing tobacco for a long time how can  i cure my throat infection?

Stop chewing: Tobacco is bad for you, no matter what route it is ingested by. Chewing tobacco, snuff and snus all can cause throat irritation. If you are truly "infected", you need to see a doctor to find out if it is a bacterial (especially strep) infection, which requires antibiotics, or a viral infection, which can be treated with gargling and time. Tobacco will make irritation from any other cause worse. ...Read more

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I have had persistent sore throat for about two years now. Please how can I get a permanent cure for this infection.

I have had persistent sore throat for about two years now. Please how can I get a permanent cure for this infection.

Need an ENT exam: To know how to treat, one needs to know the cause of your problem. This can only be determined by a direct examination by an ENT doctor. The most common finding in this scenarion is reflux, or gerd. Prilosec otc, anti-acids, elevating upper body at night, and low acid diet all help. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Upper Airway Infection (Definition)

The common cold generally involves a runny nose, nasal congestion, and sneezing. You may also have a sore throat, cough, headache, or other symptoms. Over 200 viruses ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more