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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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How to get relief from my runny nose, throat irritation, and persistent difficulty in breathing?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing allergy-like symptoms, runny nose, throat irritation, sneezing, etc., for more than ten days. The previous week I could not sleep at night as my nose got blocked, and I had difficulty in breathing. I tried nasal steaming and mouth gargles; however, there is no...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay. B. K.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are mostly suffering from a upper respiratory tract infection. I would suggest you take the following medications for five days. 1. Tablet Amoxycillin and Clavulanic acid 625 mg twice daily. 2. Tablet Aceclofenac with Serratiopeptidase twice daily. 3. Tablet Pantopraz...  Read Full »

Do mere symptoms like cough and chest tightness indicate COVID-19 infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old obese male. I am scared of my symptoms and want to know about them. Due to the pandemic, I do not want to go to the doctor for something that might not be COVID-19, but my symptoms from when I first started feeling unwell up to now scares me. Day 1 - I felt malais...  Read Full »


Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Two things you could do, stop worrying too much and continue to take precautions. To avoid worrying, get done a few blood tests. A bit of treatment with medicines and supplements would be helpful. 1. Blood tests- CBC (complete blood count), ESR (erythrocyte sediment...  Read Full »

Can diarrhea be caused due to teething?

Query: Hi doctor, My 10-months-old daughter got a fever. I have been rotating between Tylenol and Motrin every 3 hours or as I feel necessary based on her temperature. Yesterday I did not give her anything for a couple of hours, and the fever spiked to 103.6. I gave her Motrin, and it went back down to 100...  Read Full »


Dr. Bichitrovanu Sarkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Many thanks for your query. Very often we put down these symptoms to teething, but this usually is a viral illness - a viral upper respiratory tract infection URTI. Teething by itself does not cause these symptoms, it is just that it is the same age that they start teet...  Read Full »

I am experiencing throat pain and headaches. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 21-year-old female experiencing throat pain, headaches, and overall sickness for the past two days. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sini. P

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. You have a simple viral infection causing upper respiratory tract infection (URTI). Therefore, you need to take a tablet containing a combination of Chlorpheniramine maleate, Paracetamol, and Phenylephrine three times a day for three days. Use ...  Read Full »

I feel feverish and tired. Please comment on my blood report.

Query: Hello doctor, My blood report show: 1. Low platelet count (150). 2. TSH - 0.03. Occasionally teardrop cell present and pencil cell seen. I am feeling feverish, tired, reduced weight, and headache all the time. I have thyroid for the last eight to nine years and I am currently taking Thyronorm 100 mg...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and following is my opinion for your asked question. In the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) hemoglobin level is low and eosinophils are raised. Low hemoglobin along with low PCV (pack cell volume) suggestive of ...  Read Full »

My husband has shivering and profuse sweating at night. Why?

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 a high lymphocyte count. Is it a matter of concern?

Query: Hello doctor, I have extreme pain in my throat and one swollen lymph node too and 99-degree fever. Before these symptoms I was only suffering from fever which was a low-grade fever I had my CBC done before three days and it shows that my lymphocytes count is 60 % and WBC is 6.6x10 and the rest is no...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), lymphocytes and IgE are high (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So it can be because of viral inflammation of upper respiratory tract along with allergic involvement. You can be prescribed decongestant like Le...  Read Full »

I am experiencing symptoms of headache, nosebleed, congestion, and swollen lymphynodes . What could be the reason?

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...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, 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 conditi...  Read Full »

What could cause heavy chest while breathing post strep throat recovery?

Query: Hi doctor, I had consulted earlier here. I had complained with issues of cold and strep throat. Doctor had prescribed Azithromycin, Crocin, and Fexofenadine. The strep throat is recovering. I no more have running nose but I feel that my chest is heavy while breathing. Could you please tell me what ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your statement, you had a strep throat and now your chest is heavy while breathing. Upper respiratory tract infection is very common complication of untreated or partially treated strep.throat it makes your chest heavy while breathing due to thick mu...  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 culture...  Read Full »

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