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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. Jeffrey Stevens
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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 have a blue tongue skink with an upper respiratory infection. is there a way to treat it at home?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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

First, : First, stay away from cigarette smoke. Drink lots of water, to help keep the mucous moist so that it can be expelled (at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day).Consider using an expectorant to help break up the mucuous and get it out of your system. ...Read more

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What should I do about an upper respiratory infection?

What should I do about an upper respiratory infection?

It depends: On how long you have had it and how serious it is. If minor symptoms, consider reading the link below for some advice. http://summaries.cochrane.org/search/site/cold if productive cough, fever, etc, see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I cure an upper respiratory infection (uri) on my own?

You can't: You don't "cure" viral uris. They go away on their own while you treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr said i have upper respiratory infection, how long is that contagious for?

Dr said i have upper respiratory infection, how long is that contagious for?

Depends: That depends on the infection and what virus/bacteria is causing it. Generally, use proper hygiene and never forget that proper hand washing is the number one means for preventing the spread of infection. ...Read more

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Hi, i get viral upper respiratory infection like every two months. Otherwise healthy, should i worry?

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 more

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Went to dr and have upper respiratory infection and all he gave was cough pills..should i see another dr?

Went to dr and have upper respiratory infection and all he gave was cough pills..should i see another dr?

If you are worse: If cough medicine was prescribed the doctor is telling you that antibiotics will not be helpful for the virus you may have. If worsening symptoms however get rechecked.Good luck ...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. Lawrence Kessler
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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