Why do we get steroid shot for an upper respiratory infection?

Not for uri. Steroid shot are usually given by m d in case severe asthma attack or laringitis or severe allergic reactions...

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Started allergy shots 8 months ago. Is it normal to get throat infection or upper respiratory infection In fall with weather changing of dry weather?

Yes. Throat infections such as strep throat, and upper respiratory infections such as the common cold, are very common and affect everyone, including people taking allergy shots. Taking allergy shots does not prevent a person from catching contagious diseases like throat and nose infections. Read more...

Can you get an upper respiratory infection from a puppy?

No. This is not likely. Occassionally animal borne diseases can affect humans. Respiratory infections in dogs/cats are not spread to humans. Read more...
Allergies. Sounds like you may have allergies to the dog. Try an over the counter allergy medicine like loratidine or cetirizine. They may cause some sedation even though they are non or low sedating formulas. There are other allergy treatments available by prescription from our medical provider. Read more...

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...

I don't have asthma and recently had an upper respiratory infection. How can I get rid of it?

Hard to say --->. Sorry but your question implies you are having persistent symptoms(?Cough chest discomfort ?). That made you think of asthma (?Family member has it or?) a typical URI needs to run its course..Hot fluids , rest chicken soup etc.But if it is lingering, or you are having other symptoms , you should see your dr. Sometimes an URI can cause asthma like symptoms requiring specific medicines. Good luck. Read more...
Sinus infection. Most viral respiratory infections will resolve spontaneously after 7=10 days. Persistent cold like symptoms is suggestive of sinus infection. Frequently with sinus infections there is associated cough. Sinusitis will sometimes also resolve spontaneously or respond to antibiotics. Read more...

Whenever I get an upper respiratory infection, I urinate blood. This always lasts about 5-8 days and I am completely miserable. Is it kidney disease?

Urinating blood. Some upper respiratory pathogens like mycoplasma can be associated with Ig A nephropathy and or hemolytic anemia .There is an entity called Goodpastures an autoimmune condition that is associated with hematuria and pulmonary issues but it is usually more severe. Would follow up with nephrologist. Read more...