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.

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My 28 days old daughter has been crying a lot since morning. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My 28 days old daughter has been crying a lot since morning. Even when she sleeps, she gets up within half an hour crying. Her body temperature is 98.4 F. She does not have a cough or cold. I have a minor throat infection. Is it possible that she might have caught my throat infection...  Read Full »


Dr. Prachee Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear that your little one is not in good spirits today. A neonate can be upset for a variety of reasons ranging from tummy upset, colic, nose block, ear ache, tiredness, etc.  Since you are having a minor infection and she is waking frequently, there may be ...  Read Full »

What might be the cause for persistent sore throat for more than three months?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a persistent sore throat for three months at the back of my throat. And I have a feeling that something is stuck in my mouth. It may be on one side of the back throat one time and on the other side sometimes. My ear will also feel closed during this situation. The problem is m...  Read Full »


Dr. Pranay Shailendra Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly give me some time to answer your query.  Read Full »

My mother gets chest symptoms while walking fast. Is there any problem with her ECG?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 56 years old and weighs around 58 kg. She is having chest symptoms while walking fast and also has a cold. Her heartbeat is also little high. I got her ECG done, can you please tell if anything is wrong with the ECG?  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the ECG result attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and it is normal without changes. Her heart rate is also normal, and normal heart rate is 60 to 90 bpm. When you say chest symptom, do you mean chest pain? Is it accompanied b...  Read Full »

What are the cause of my husband's extreme shivering and profuse sweating at night?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband was in a below-freezing weather all weekend, day and night, for military training. Nine of the men he was with went to the hospital for various cold weather injuries. Since coming home, he has been suffering from what seems like a cold in the daytime, but at night, he has extr...  Read Full »


Dr. Jeremy David O'kennedy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you are describing sounds like the starting stages of a respiratory tract infection (RTI). Viral respiratory tract infections, especially influenza, are more common during colder periods of the year and have a high incidence in military settings. Virus or bacterial o...  Read Full »

I have stabbing pain in the lower left back after coughing up with phlegm. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a male weighing 76 kg and 5.10 feet tall. Since the past month, I have been having issues with my chest. When I wake up in the morning, I cough up a lot of clear and white phlegm and get a stabbing pain in my lower left back. I am suffering from loss of appetite and often fall short ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jeremy David O'kennedy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A productive cough associated with shortness of breath and chest pain always indicates a need for clinical examination and appropriate special investigations as follows. Clinical examination with auscultation (using a stethoscope). Chest x-ray. Sputum specimen for cultur...  Read Full »

Does coughing up sputum with silver specks indicate bacterial respiratory infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am coughing up sputum with silver specks. I have been feeling unwell, and lab results show bacteria. My doctor says it is nothing to worry about. I cough up thick sputum with silver in it. It drys really hard like plastic. It is coming up from my lungs. I am attaching my reports. I am ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your reports show that you have a bacterial infection (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Do not worry. It can be treated with antibiotics. There are both types of infection in your sputum, gram-positive and negative, which is common. But moreover, ...  Read Full »

Can sinus problems cause cough with bloody sputum?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old female, who weighs 80 kg and I am 6.1 feet tall. I have a sinus problem and coughing up blood. The blood is bright red in color, and the sputum is white. I got treatment for sinus yesterday, and they gave me Betnesol and Levbrox. I also have pain in my colon. I am taki...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the history that you have given, it looks like you have bronchitis and upper respiratory tract infection, which causes blood in the sputum. You have been prescribed steroid, which will be beneficial as a decongestant and give inflammation relief. Continue...  Read Full »

What are the possible causes for persistent fever for more than three days?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is a 61-year-old, and he started having symptoms of COVID-19 before nine days. His blood reports and HRCT report (4/25) before three days came normal. The only major problem is that he is having fever for the past five days (average 1010F), his oxygen level is around 96 %, a...  Read Full »


Dr. N Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before proceeding to the treatment, I would like to know few details: Is the oxygen saturation dropping from 98 or 99 to 96? Is he having any other symptoms like loss of smell or taste, cough, or breathlessness? Kindly get back to me with the above-asked detai...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some medicines for my grandmother's throat pain.

Query: Hi doctor,My grandmother, who is 70 years old, is suffering from severe throat pain. She had cold, cough and fever before two days. We consulted a doctor and had medicine. Then, she was fine for a day without any fever. From yesterday afternoon, she started complaining of throat pain. She could not ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First and foremost, I like to inform you that your grandmother is having some form of infection and most probably upper respiratory tract infection. This needs to be diagnosed properly after examining her. She may not be agr...  Read Full »

Why does my 2-year-old baby get teary while watching television?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 2 years old, and she always eats food while watching iPad. I just noticed that today while watching the cartoon on TV, I could see the tear coming out of her eyes. Is it normal? She had cold last week, and even then water was coming out of her eyes that day. What could be...  Read Full »


Dr. Shikha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How long are the symptoms occurring? Does she use any glasses? It may simply be because of respiratory infection. You can wait for a week for an ophthalmic related consultant. You should get her treated for any respiratory infection. Revert with the answer to an eye ca...  Read Full »

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