Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

About "Upper Respiratory Tract Infection"

Viral or bacterial infections involving the nose, sinuses, pharynx, and larynx, which is the upper respiratory tract, is called upper respiratory tract infections. The common diseases are cold, sinusitis, epiglottitis, laryngitis, and bronchitis. Nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, cough, phlegm, and fever are the most common upper respiratory tract infections.

Related Terms: Steam Inhalation, Viral Infection, Fever, Azithromycin, Cold, Chest X- Ray, Paracetamol

Recently Answered Questions


Can you suggest medicine for heavy head and runny nose?
Query: Hello doctor,I have a heavy head and a runny nose. The day before yesterday I got cold and had buttermilk as well. So, cold happened yesterday and there was cough (not yellow only white and thin like spit) as well but I took medicine from a chemist. He gave me Cinarest, Mox 500, both two tablets. I ...  Read Full »
Dr. Anshul Varshney
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For URTI (upper respiratory tract infection), I advise taking an antibiotic like Azithromycin only in case you have a persisting fever. Otherwise, in most cases, URTI is due to viral infection and it gets better within five days. You should take an antiallergic like Lev...  Read Full »
 
How can running nose be effectively treated?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a running nose for the last one week and sometimes it is very difficult to breathe especially after taking food, it is becoming worse. I had taken two Coldact tablets for only one day, but no luck and also have been using the Otrivin (Xylometazoline) nasal s...  Read Full »
Dr. Lokesh
Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is upper respiratory tract infection, You need to take the following tablets: Tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg two times a day times five days after food, tablet Deslor (Desloratadine) one a day times five days after food, tablet Rabeprazole 20 mg two times a day times...  Read Full »
 
Other than earwax, what can cause clogged ear?
Query: Hello doctor, I had cold a few days ago. During that time, my ear was clogged. I originally thought that it was earwax, but I tried everything for earwax and it did not help. It has been a few days now and I am trying to find out what might be wrong. Please help.  Read Full »
Dr. Shyam Kalyan N
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. During an upper respiratory tract infection, like cold, the infection can rise up to ears through the eustachian tube that connects back of nose to middle ear. That is what has happened to you during the cold. It is called eustachian tube catarrh. You need a course of ...  Read Full »
 
What causes fever and blocked ears with cough?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a fever with a cough. I have blocked ear. What can I do?  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having upper respiratory tract infection. You can have associated middle ear infection because of the presence of ear pain. You can take Levocetirizine for five days. For fever and pain relief, you can take Paracetamol 500 mg. Steam inhalation can be done three ...  Read Full »
 
I have a headache, nose and ear block. Are my sinuses infected?
Query: Hi doctor, I have had a cold for just over a week. I have woken up this morning with a headache that throbs with each movement. I blew my nose to find blood in it, and my ear feels all blocked. Could this mean my sinuses are infected? And is it worth seeing a doctor? Or will they not give me anythin...  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having upper respiratory tract infection, that might be in the form of sinusitis, bronchitis, or rhinitis. I suggest you get the following tests done: Auscultation. CBC (complete blood count). Nose and ear examination by rhinoscopy and otoscopy. You will be given...  Read Full »
 
I catch a cold with fever too often. What is the reason?
Query: Hello doctor, Why do I catch a cold with fever too often? Symptoms include head pain, body pain, coughing, etc. I am a male, age 24 years, height 5'11", weight 72 kg.  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can have repeated upper respiratory tract infection. For that DNS (deviated nasal septum), polyp, etc., like nose pathology should be ruled out by rhinoscopy nose examination. Allergic testing can be done to find causative allergen which can lead to allergic upper r...  Read Full »
 
I have pain in the throat during swallowing. Is this respiratory tract infection?
Query: Hi doctor, I am returning back home from vacation and I am experiencing fever and body aches. I think my tonsils and throat are swollen. I am experiencing pain and discomfort in my throat. I have pain in the throat during swallowing.  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is likely an upper respiratory tract infection, probably viral. You may need antibiotics like tablet Azithromycin 500 mg once a day along with some antacid like tablet Pantoprazole 40 mg before breakfast once a day for five days. Also, you can take Betadine gargle...  Read Full »
 
Is it fine to have itchy throat and stuffy nose after allogenic bone marrow transplant?
Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old girl. I have been a patient of beta thalassemia major. Recently allogenic bone marrow transplant was conducted (70 days since transplant). Before this, I had no history of any allergy or rash or another disease other than thalassemia. Recently, I have felt itchy thr...  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are suggestive of upper respiratory tract infection, possibly allergic inflammation. I suggest you investigate with CBC for primary work up. Meanwhile, a decongestant can be prescribed for your symptoms. You can drink warm water that helps in the soothing ...  Read Full »
 
Can Meftal be continued irrespective of fever level in a 5 year old?
Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 5 years 9 months old. She had a heavy cold and cough last week due to which she got a temperature of 99.8. So I gave her Calpol 250 next day morning similar range so I again continued the medicine and visited the doctor. He said continue fever doses irrespective of whet...  Read Full »
Dr. Nidhin Mohan
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms seem secondary to upper respiratory tract infection. Fever sometimes takes time to settle and may take up to a week. If cough and fever continue beyond 10 days then get a chest X-ray done to rule out pneumonia. Meftal (Mefenamic acid) needs to be given on...  Read Full »
 
How can fever and a continuous dry cough be treated in a kid?
Query: Hello doctor, My son is having a fever for the last five days and has dipped slowly from 102.5 F to 100.4 F in five days. The fever is backed up by a cough also. For the last 36 hours, he is having a continuous dry cough for which our physician suggested Levolin syrup 2.5 mL thrice a day. Please op...  Read Full »
Dr. Simy Mathew
Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your child is having viral upper respiratory tract infection. His fever will subside in another two days. Viral fevers last for five to seven days. A cough will remain for a few days. I suggest instead of giving syrup Levolin (Levosalbutamol/Levalbuterol), nebulize...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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