When can a cold turn it a upper respiratory infection?

Yes it can. The most common cause of colds are viruses. These can in turn become bacterial infections that can affect the upper respiratory system. Signs to look for when concerned that your has turned into an upper respiratory infection include sinus pain or earache. If you are producing increased nasal discharge that is green to dark yellow in color then be concerned about a bacterial infection.

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How do you know if child has upper respiratory infection or cold?

The same. Some people call an upper respiratory infection a cold, both are usually caused by a virus and treating the symptoms is all that is necessary while your body fights the infection. If your child is has a fever, is having trouble eating or breathing, you should see your family doctor. Colds, and all other upper respiratory infections, are contagious, so avoid coughing/touching or kissing people. Read more...

Had a bad cold for a month and noticed new A1C test went up for no reason. Can prolonged upper respiratory infection cause blood glucose increase?

Recheck. It may cause a change in blood glucose levels which can be then reflected in test results. I would recommend a recheck two weeks after you recover. A virtual appt in available online for follow up healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ. Read more...

I have a sore throat, dry cough, fatigue, sometimes runny nose and body aches. Is this a cold, flu, or upper respiratory infection?

Can be . all of the above, what you are describing sounds line a viral disease, which can be a cold, flu or upper respiratory infection, with all the symptoms noted. Rest, fluids, pain killers and salt water gargles, if no improvement, see your doctor, good luck . Read more...

Can you exercise with a upper respiratory infection?

Yes. Yes in general, if your symtoms are not severe, as long as you are not ill with fever, systemic symptoms, lung symptoms such as shortness of breath. Read more...
No. It would not be recommended, wait until the infection is gone so you don't create more damage. Read more...

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...