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I have an upper respiratory infection and have been taking clarithromycin for 2 days. I now have cold like symptoms an a blocked ear. Is this normal?

I have an upper respiratory infection and have been taking clarithromycin for 2 days. I now have cold like symptoms an a blocked ear. Is this normal?

Blocked ear: Quite common. Do not worry about it. The infection can take a week to ten days to clear. Good luck and hang in there. See my other answer to this question. ...Read more

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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


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How do you know if child has upper respiratory infection or cold?

How do you know if child has upper respiratory infection or cold?

The same: Some people call an upper respiratory infection a cold, both are usually caused by a virus and treating the symptoms is all that is necessary while your body fights the infection. If your child is has a fever, is having trouble eating or breathing, you should see your family doctor. Colds, and all other upper respiratory infections, are contagious, so avoid coughing/touching or kissing people. ...Read more

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Had a bad cold for a month and noticed new A1C test went up for no reason. can prolonged upper respiratory infection cause blood glucose increase?

Had a bad cold for a month and noticed  new A1C test went up for no reason. can prolonged upper respiratory infection cause blood glucose increase?

Recheck: It may cause a change in blood glucose levels which can be then reflected in test results. I would recommend a recheck two weeks after you recover. A virtual appt in available online for follow up healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, dry cough, fatigue, sometimes runny nose and body aches. Is this a cold, flu, or upper respiratory infection?

I have a sore throat, dry cough, fatigue, sometimes runny nose and body aches. Is this a cold, flu, or upper respiratory infection?

Can be : all of the above, what you are describing sounds line a viral disease, which can be a cold, flu or upper respiratory infection, with all the symptoms noted. Rest, fluids, pain killers and salt water gargles, if no improvement, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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How do you treat coryza?

How do you treat coryza?

Coryza: An acute, mild, self-limiting catarrhal .syndromePreventing the spread of the common cold is very difficult but simple measures to prevent the spread of acute respiratory infections, such as hand washing, wearing masks and wearing gloves, have been shown to be effective.Vitamin D deficiency is thought to lower resistance to respiratory infections.Alcohol hand rub is not effective at reducing transmission of cold viruses ...Read more

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What are the resons of coryza and to how to avoide the coryza ?

What are the resons of coryza and to how to avoide the coryza ?

Common cold: Coryza is a term for a runny nose and is usually due to viral infection with the various strains of common cold virus. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) if you have fever, drink plenty of fluids and get some rest till it passes. You should avoid exposure to people with common cold and wash your hands frequently. ...Read more

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My husband has coryza every morning till afternoon very often. What will u suggest us urgent please ?

My husband has coryza every morning till afternoon very often. What will u suggest us urgent please ?

Depends: Coryza can be caused by infection as well as allergies. There are some other less common causes as well. If this has been ongoing for more than a few weeks it's unlikely to be a typical cold. You can try antihistamines.Nasal steroids are sometimes used as well. The best thing however would be to see your doc. ...Read more

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I am suffering from coryza from about 25 days ago at night with no fever. Is it dangerous and what are the possible causes Thanks?

I am suffering from coryza from about 25 days ago at night with no fever. Is it dangerous and what are the possible causes 
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Possible Allergy: You may need to check if you are allergic to a specific think in the room at night. You use OTC claritin (loratadine) and if not better check with your PCP ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of upper respiratory infection and what kinds of drugs can give to baby of 8 month old?

What are the symptoms of upper respiratory infection and what kinds of drugs can give to baby of 8 month old?

No drugs: Symptoms of URI are runny nose, cough, low grade fever, decreased appetite etc. Please do not use any over the counter medicines besides tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for reducing the fever. Most of the uri's are self limiting and symptomatic treatment with lots of fluids and rest are sufficient. If there is worsening of symptoms please see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can you get a upper respiratory infection with symptoms of just shortness of breath and lightheaded?

Can you get a upper respiratory infection with symptoms of just shortness of breath and lightheaded?

Uncertain: Symptoms of shortness of breath and lightheadedness may be the result of an upper respiratory infection, but other conditions, such as heart failure, chronic obstructive lung disease, heart attack, stroke, other serious infections in the blood stream or abdomen, diabetes with severe acidosis, dehydration, or intestinal hemorrhage can cause the same symptoms. A prompt medical evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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What could these symptoms indicate? My daughter is lethargic and has dischrage from her left eye. She also might have an upper respiratory infection.

What could these symptoms indicate? My daughter is lethargic and has dischrage from her left eye. She also might have an upper respiratory infection.

Conjunctivitis: "Pink eye" or conjunctivitis can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or allergies. The bacteria type usually has redness and drainage from the eye lids all day. The virus and allergy type may be goopy in the morning, but more teary during the day. If she has a fever >101 or feels sick, she should probably be checked by her doctor. ...Read more

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I have an acute upper respiratory infection according to the doctor. Why does my upper back and right shoulder hurts/sore when I cough?

I have  an acute upper respiratory infection according to the doctor.  Why does my upper back and right shoulder hurts/sore when I cough?

Chest muscles can: easily become quite fatigued & soar from stabilizing your rib cage with recurring coughing. This is probably the most likely basis. Pleuritis, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/pleurisy is also a possibility & the list goes on & on. Study: https://www.google.com/#q=URI+chest+pain for additional ideas; yet caution to not let imagination/fears run away into rare, highly unlikely possibilities. ...Read more

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What is upper respiratory infection?

What is upper respiratory infection?

URI: An upper respiratory infection is any infection that effects the nose, throat, sinuses or ears. Most doctors use it to mean the common cold. ...Read more