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Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
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Upper Respiratory Infection (Overview)

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.


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What is an upper respiratory infection?

What is an upper respiratory infection?

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 more

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Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
532 doctors shared insights

Upper Respiratory Infection (Overview)

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.


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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

Dr. Charlene Sojico Dr. Sojico
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Upper respiratory infection (Tip)

When do you discuss about tubes in the ears ? How will it affect his speech? ...See more

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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If pediapred (prednisolone) is an immune system suppressant why would my one-year-old's dr prescribe it along with antibiotics for her diagnosis of bronchiolitis and upper respiratory infection? Is this ok?

If pediapred (prednisolone) is an immune system suppressant why would my one-year-old's dr prescribe it along with antibiotics for her diagnosis of bronchiolitis and upper respiratory infection? Is this ok?

Short vs long term : The Pediapred (prednisolone) mimics a stress hormone we all make that helps us maintain the cell wall integrity & calm down inflammation. It is common to use Pediapred (prednisolone) in bronchiolitis & some other issues in young kids over a short 5 day period. Limiting the rx to several days avoids the immune suppression that occurs if you use it over weeks or months. I use it often for similar issues. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with upper respiratory infection and sinusitis now my groin hurts?

Was diagnosed with upper respiratory infection and sinusitis now my groin hurts?

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 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 are the tests for upper respiratory infection?

What are the tests for upper respiratory infection?

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

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Can zpack make me urinate frequently ? I'm on day 4 of 5 & up 5 times a night. I have upper respiratory infection. Altho I have thick discharge lately

Can zpack make me urinate frequently ? I'm on day 4 of 5 & up 5 times a night. I have upper respiratory infection. Altho I have thick discharge lately

Azithromycin: This should not be producing frequent urination. Are you diabetic or pre-diabetic or have a family history predisposing you to type 2 diabetes, which may be exacerbated by the presence of infection. Your vaginal discharge may be secondary yeast infection as a result of taking a broad spectrum antibiotic. ...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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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


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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