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How to treat upper respiratory tract infection?

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Published At August 14, 2023
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor

I am a forty-four-year-old woman. For the past two weeks, I have been suffering from sinusitis, throat dryness, headaches, and nosebleeds. I have had a continuous headache, neck discomfort, runny nose, and lumps on my neck since yesterday. I am not experiencing a fever yet, but my blood pressure levels are high. Should I seek advice from a general practitioner or wait a few days?

Kindly help


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and can understand your concern.

Given your history, assuming you had an upper respiratory tract illness. A throat infection makes you more likely to develop an enlarged reactive lymph node. Upper respiratory tract infections and Rhinitis-like conditions, on the other hand, can cause nosebleeds. In upper respiratory tract infections, headaches might emerge as a constitutional symptom.

If your respiratory problems persist, I recommend that you get the following workup performed:

  1. Auscultation

  2. Throat examination

  3. CBC (complete blood count)

  4. Chest X-ray and PNS (paranasal sinus) X-ray if neededASO titer or throat swab etc.

  5. Antibiotic treatment is required if there is a high total count and neutrophilia.

If your swollen lymph node persists for a few days, I recommend that you get an FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) for additional evaluation.Consume vitamin C lozenges.If there is congestion, a decongestant medicine such as diphenhydramine or cetirizine might be administered. I also recommend that you check your blood pressure frequently. If your blood pressure is high, I recommend that you begin taking antihypertensive medications.I hope this helps.Thank you and take care.Regards.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri


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