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Dr. Austina Cho
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Upper Airway Infection (Overview)

This is an infection that is in the area from your nose/mouth down into your throat, but does not extend into the lungs. Lung infection would be called lower airway infection


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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

Dr. Austina Cho
23 doctors shared insights

Upper Airway Infection (Overview)

This is an infection that is in the area from your nose/mouth down into your throat, but does not extend into the lungs. Lung infection would be called lower airway infection


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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. Dale Tylor Dr. Tylor
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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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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 is the definition or description of: Upper airway infection?

What is the definition or description of: Upper airway infection?

Cold: This is an infection that is in the area from your nose/mouth down into your throat, but does not extend into the lungs. Lung infection would be called lower airway infection ...Read more

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call dr if you have fever or back pain. Kidney infections are serious
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well-hydrated and help flush infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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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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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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
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How serious is an airway infection?

How serious is an airway infection?

Airway infection: Miore information is needed. The airway is relatively small, especially in children. An infection can be minimal, like a common cold or laryngitis or serious like an abscess. Serious swelling from infection can obstruct breathing be life threatening. ...Read more

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Could sinus infection cause my airway to be blocked when i lie down?

Could sinus infection cause my airway to be blocked when i lie down?

It could: When the sinuses are inflamed, the nasal tissue swelling will increase when lying flat. Other nasal conditions such as inferior turbinate hypetrophy can behave the same way. I would recommend visiting an ENT physician. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Lewis Dr. Lewis
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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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Can a small airway passage be causing frequent sinus infections?

Maybe: This could make you more prone to them. Recurring sinus infections are more often due to virus(and not bacteria)..They can be caused by frequent exposure to others who have respiratory infections(ie, teachers, students) ;or having underlying allergies; or rarely a "minor" immune problem. See an allergist and ENT for a careful evaluation. ...Read more

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Treating Clostridium Difficile Infection (Checklist)

Know it's a common complication of taking antibiotics
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Minimize use of broad spectrum antibiotics & stay out of hospitals
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Use probiotics to outcompete the clostridium difficile bacteria
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Dr. Austina Cho
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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


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