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Doctor insights on: Upper Respiratory Infection While Pregnant

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I have an upper respiratory infection, could you please help me?

I have an upper respiratory infection, could you please help me?

Comfort: You have a cold...rest and hydrate. Not much else you can do. Try not to spread it to others. Please be specific in your next question if you want something more. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I was wondering is an upper respiratory infection contagious?

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 get rid of an upper respiratory infection fast?

How can I get rid of an upper respiratory infection fast?

URTI: Treating the infection & staying warm, plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a upper respiratory infection fast?

What do I do to get rid of a upper respiratory infection fast?

No quick fix known: There is currently no cure for the common upper respiratory infection, most often caused by a viral infection. Some people believe that taking supplemental vitamin c may help. Good nutrition and adequate sleep will help. ...Read more

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How to tell when i got a bacterial upper respiratory infection?

Airborne & fingers: The air you breathe & fingers that touch your face/lips will bring you the agents of respiratory illness. They are usually symptomatic within 48-72 hours of your exposure. Good hand washing and antiseptic hand solution can cut your risk level. ...Read more

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How do I best control my asthma when I get an upper respiratory infection?

How do I best control my asthma when I get an upper respiratory infection?

Corticosteroid: This is somewhat controversial but: Start taking or increase your inhaled corticosteroid to a high dose AT THE FIRST SIGN of a cold before it gets to the chest is your best chance of mitigating an attack. If you wait it may be too late. ...Read more

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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

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I had an upper respiratory infection and lost my sense of taste and smell. Sense of taste has returned but now I smell smoky fumes all the time.

Hard to tell: It sounds like you had a viral infection that injured the olfactory nerve fibers that are present at the top of the inside of the nose. If your sense of taste has returned, it is likely that the odd smell you have will also resolve. If it does not have an ENT doctor visualize the superior portion of the inside of your nose with an endoscope just to be sure that area is normal. ...Read more

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I have a viral upper respiratory infection and in the past 3 days I've lost 12 pounds and I have been eating full meals do you know what it could be ?

I have a viral upper respiratory infection and in the past 3 days I've lost 12 pounds and I have been eating full meals do you know what it could be ?

Highly unlikely: See your doctor if it is not simple dehydration. Start drinking as much water as you can at least 60 ounces a day. If this does not help you check with your doctor. Also if your doctor diagnosed your condition you need a follow up. Only obese people are able to lose that much weight relatively quickly from not eating when sick. ...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


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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