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Upper Respiratory Infection While Pregnant
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
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
URTI: Treating the infection & staying warm, plenty of fluids. ...Read more
I have a blue tongue skink with an upper respiratory infection. is there a way to treat it at home?
Healthtap: Healthtap is a site dedicated to human health. Very few of the professionals here would be qualified to address home treatment of ill lizards. Sorry, but you should consult your veterinarian. ...Read more
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
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
My son is 5m old & was diagnosed as having an upper respiratory infection, but as the week passed, his voice is gone, lost appetite, etc. What do I do?
Nasal saline/fluids: Sometimes viral illnesses can cause a raspy voice. If there is still nasal congestion, gently removing the mucus with a bulb syringe and infant nasal saline drops and keeping him well hydrated may help this symptom. Monitor his temperature and notifying his doctor for continued symptoms or fever to re evaluate. Prmg fax 8582599689 for ?S. ...Read more
I have a bad cough that will not go away no matter what i take and it is really bothering me what should I do ? I had a upper respiratory infection 3 weeks ago
all other parts of the infection went away but the cough
i took some of the meds from the in
You can't: You don't "cure" viral uris. They go away on their own while you treat the symptoms. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Went to dr and have upper respiratory infection and all he gave was cough pills..should i see another dr?
I was sick with upper respiratory infection and i coughed hard and felt a pop in my lower ribcage on left side its been a week and still in pain?
See below: It sounds as if you've subluxaed one of your ribs. There's not much to do about them other than symptom control. ...Read more
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
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
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