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How fast can I make my upper respiratory tract infection go away?

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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In brief: URTI

An upper respiratory infection usually will last 3-7 days if it is not complicated by sinus or middle ear infaction.
Drink plenty of fluid such as gatorade to make up for the fluid that you are loosing from the runny nose and citrous juices provide vitamin c. Zinc (available in the form of zinc lozenges) has been shown to shorten urti by one day.

In brief: URTI

An upper respiratory infection usually will last 3-7 days if it is not complicated by sinus or middle ear infaction.
Drink plenty of fluid such as gatorade to make up for the fluid that you are loosing from the runny nose and citrous juices provide vitamin c. Zinc (available in the form of zinc lozenges) has been shown to shorten urti by one day.
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