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I had a recent upper respiratory infection.What is the most effective treatment?

I had a recent upper respiratory infection.What is the most effective treatment?

Time and Drugs: There are lots of things that can cause a persistent cough. Some will go way on their own like colds, viral infections etc. Others will not go away such as chronic sinusitis, allergies etc. If you are still coughing, call your family doctor. ...Read more

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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I don't have asthma and recently had an upper respiratory infection. How can I get rid of it?

I don't have asthma and recently had an upper respiratory infection. How can I get rid of it?

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 more

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What should I do about an upper respiratory infection?

What should I do about an upper respiratory infection?

It depends: On how long you have had it and how serious it is. If minor symptoms, consider reading the link below for some advice. http://summaries.cochrane.org/search/site/cold if productive cough, fever, etc, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: upper respiratory infection?

What is the definition or description of: upper respiratory infection?

Infection of airways: 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, voice box, or windpipe. ...Read more

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How will smoking cause upper respiratory infection?

How will smoking cause upper respiratory infection?

Aggravating factor: Smoking triggers a chronic outpouring of respiratory mucous that tries to trap & remove the irritating particles that enter the lung. This increases the food available for inhaled bacteria that can cause bronchitis & pneumonia. The injury to the tissue lining the airways allows viruses easier access to attach & breed. Germs cause, but smoking facilitates these diseases. ...Read more

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I was wondering is an upper respiratory infection contagious?

Yes: An upper respiratory tract infection is always contagious. The word that you use, infection, means that it is usually viral and much less frequently bacterial. Therefore, if you cough or sneeze you are shedding infectious material to the next person or into the environment. ...Read more

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How can I cure an upper respiratory infection (uri) on my own?

You can't: You don't "cure" viral uris. They go away on their own while you treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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What can be done for an upper respiratory infection for a 10-week-old?

What can be done for an upper respiratory infection for a 10-week-old?

Gentle suction: Using a bulb suction, gently suction the child's nasal passages to keep them clear. If he/she develops a fever, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you properly treat an upper respiratory infection for a 10 week old?

How do you properly treat an upper respiratory infection for a 10 week old?

M.D. visit: It is important to clear the nasal passages with saline and gentle suction. Babies breath through their noses at this age. Monitor the baby's temperature and report any fever to your doctor. Keep the baby well hydrated and the number of wet diapers should be the same as usual. It is best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr said i have upper respiratory infection, how long is that contagious for?

Dr said i have upper respiratory infection, how long is that contagious for?

Depends: That depends on the infection and what virus/bacteria is causing it. Generally, use proper hygiene and never forget that proper hand washing is the number one means for preventing the spread of infection. ...Read more

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Is this upper respiratory infection going around now in princeton wv is it contagious?

Is this upper respiratory infection going around now in princeton wv is it contagious?

Almost all are: The vast majority of colds/upper respiratory infections are viral, highly contagious, and self limited. The average person gets 1-3 colds per year. Princeton, wv, or anywhere else, hand washing and common sense should prevail in defense against colds. It stinks to have one, but buying some kleenex, hand sanitizer and waiting it out are usually the best approach. ...Read more

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Hi, i get viral upper respiratory infection like every two months. Otherwise healthy, should i worry?

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 more

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Can anything be given to treat an upper respiratory infection or does it just have to run it's course?

Can anything be given to treat an upper respiratory infection or does it just have to run it's course?

URT infection: If it's viral, it has to run it's course. bacterial URT infection is treated with antibiotics. best for you to see your primary care doc or a pulmonologist if it does not resolve in a week. ...Read more

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Went to dr and have upper respiratory infection and all he gave was cough pills..should i see another dr?

Went to dr and have upper respiratory infection and all he gave was cough pills..should i see another dr?

If you are worse: If cough medicine was prescribed the doctor is telling you that antibiotics will not be helpful for the virus you may have. If worsening symptoms however get rechecked.Good luck ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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