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Do you have to have a cough or nasel congestion to have a URI?

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Dr. Eric Ernest
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Cough and nasal congestion are two symptoms on a list of symptoms that can occur with an upper respiratory tract infection.
You can have a sore throat, nasal congestion or discharge, sinus fullness or pressure, ear pain, cough, fever, and chills.

In brief: Not necessarily

Cough and nasal congestion are two symptoms on a list of symptoms that can occur with an upper respiratory tract infection.
You can have a sore throat, nasal congestion or discharge, sinus fullness or pressure, ear pain, cough, fever, and chills.
Dr. Eric Ernest
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Dr. Eddie Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: Usually one or both

URI are the illnesses caused by an acute infection which involves the upper respiratory tract: nose, sinuses, pharynx or larynx.
For more information, please take a look at this well described and useful weblink: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_respiratory_tract_infection

In brief: Usually one or both

URI are the illnesses caused by an acute infection which involves the upper respiratory tract: nose, sinuses, pharynx or larynx.
For more information, please take a look at this well described and useful weblink: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_respiratory_tract_infection
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