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When can a cold turn it a upper respiratory infection?

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Dr. David Lee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: "Always"

A cold is a type of upper respiratory infection (URI) caused by a virus.
Uri's can also be caused by bacterial infections.

In brief: "Always"

A cold is a type of upper respiratory infection (URI) caused by a virus.
Uri's can also be caused by bacterial infections.
Dr. David Lee
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Dr. Aileen Caceres
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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