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Which treatment works the best and fastest for upper respiratory tract infection?

Cold. There is no treatment that works particularly well for the usual upper respiratory tract infection. The vast majority of these are caused by viruses for which there is no treatment. You are treating only the symptoms (runny nose, mild cough, feeling yucky); the otc cold medications help some with these symptoms, and are ok to use, but they are not a cure. Read more...
Viral URI. Most upper respiratory infections (URI) are viral. Treatment is supportive and most people can be cared for at home. Supportive therapies may include cool mist humidifiers, encouraging hydration, medicines such as Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen to treat fever. Other over-the-counter remedies are available but should be used with caution. Certain patients if very young or ill, may medical attention. Read more...

What is treatment of upper respiratory tract infection?

URI. Most often uri's require no antibiotics as they are caused by a virus. You can try robitussin dm as an expectorant and cough suppressant with plenty of fluids. Read more...
URTI = common cold. If fever, headache and malaise, anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen can be helpful. Rest. Stay hydrated to thin nasal secretions. Warm saline gargles and saline nasal spray or irrigations are also helpful for sore throat and cough, post nasal drip respectively. Read more...

My daughter had cold and upper respiratory tract infection and she got dry cough for 12 days after the treatment. Should I give defcort? No night sle

No until you. have tried simpler "treatment"...eg: HUMIDIFIER.....and non-cortisone containing cough medication eg: Robitussin (guaifenesin) (OTC) It takes a while during this season (summer colds) for cough's to go away! Hope this helps! Dr Z. Read more...

What can I use for upper respiratory tract infection if I don't have a doctor?

URI. Uri, also sometimes referred to as a "cold" - is a stubborn medical dilemma for which prescription medicines have little to offer. The object of therapy is symptomatic relief with analgesics like tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil and decongestants like robitussin. Chicken soup and Vicks vaporub have been used with some success. Rest and sympathy help. Time is the only treatment that offers good relief. Read more...
Symptomatic relief.. Most upper respiratory tract infections are viral so relief of symptoms is helpful. Drinking plenty of fluids, salt water nasal sprays for relieving congestion, throat lozenges/sprays for sore throat may be all that is needed for a few days. If a fever, cough productive of green or bloody sputum or shortness of breath develops, see a doctor right away. Also, if symptoms persist/worsen, see doctor. Read more...

Does Keflex treat upper respiratory tract infection?

It depends. Most upper respiratory tract infections are viral in nature and antibiotics aren't indicated. If are given antibiotics for presumed bacterial sinus or lung infection, in all likelihood Keflex won't be first choice. It could be used, however, if you are allergic to other antibiotics and cannot use anything else. Read more...