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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Will low platelet count cause tiredness, weight reduction, fever, and headache?

Query: Hello doctor, My blood report show: Low platelet count (150). 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...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

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 »

I am anxious about cough with phlegm, runny nose, and cold. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a concern with regards to my anxious condition. For the past few days, I have been experiencing cough with phlegm with a runny nose due to colds. I just wanted to knew what should I do. Do I need to take an antibiotic? Kindly guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement you have been suffering from itchy throat, runny nose due to colds, cough with phlegm, and headache for the past few days. You have not mentioned here about the color of your phlegm. If the whitish color of phl...  Read Full »

Can smoking weed cause left lower stomach pain with blood in mucus while spitting?

Query: Hi doctor, My left lower stomach is having pain from quite a few months. I was an active smoker but now I left smoking a few days ago and the day before yesterday I saw blood in my mucus and today also while spitting small amount of blood came so I am a little worried that what it might be.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I must ensure you that you are too young to develop any serious thing within your lungs or upper respiratory tract because of that much smoking. I am wondering if you could tell me how many years you have been smoking? and what is the number of cigarettes per ...  Read Full »

My ear is rumbling following a throat infection. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 35 years old. About 4 weeks ago, I had a viral infection of the throat and nose, which lasted for about a week. At that time, my left ear became completely blocked with fluid for at least a few days. Then, I started getting a low rumbling noise in my ear. At first, I used to get the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasheed Baig

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This problem is called as tinnitus. As you have mentioned, you started with this problem after an upper respiratory tract infection that resulted in effusion in your ear through blockage of eustachian tube. It is quite possible that your eustachian tube is still n...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for chronic cough with bad smell in mouth and nose in a small kid?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2 years old. He has been coughing for more than two months now. He coughs every time he wakes up from sleep and whenever his back would sweat. The cough starts dry then would eventually sound thundery with phlegm. He also gets irritated with his nose sometimes. I could smell f...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your 2 years old baby has been suffering from cough for more than two months and you could smell bad smell from his mouth and nose. Chronic cough with foul-smelling can result from any respiratory tract inf...  Read Full »

What could cause discomfort feel in throat inspite of medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42-year-old female. I have allergic bronchitis since childhood. I take Asthalin and Beclate 200 rotacap and now in this COVID circumstances doctor suggested to take tablet Montek LC. I took those tablets regularly in the first week and now I take on alternate days. But then a...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see you are more disturbed by your throat problem at present. I would advise you to continue Asthalin rotacap and stop Beclate rotacap at present COVID situation because steroids increase the chances of acquiring infection and Montek LC can be continued on a daily bas...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for heaviness in head while bending and lifting up?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having heaviness in my head since yesterday afternoon, especially when I bend and lift my head up. Also, I am experiencing the same heaviness while coughing too. I took Paracetamol 500 mg once yesterday evening and today afternoon, but I did not find any change in pain. Also,...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to confirm a few more, before arriving to a probable diagnosis. Site of pain, front, back, whole, or half side of your head or vague? Episodic or stays the entire day? Any facial pain? Apply pressure on the face, on either side of your nose, on your temp...  Read Full »

What causes blood in sputum?

Query: Hello doctor, Over the last two days, I have had a bad sore throat. It also accompanies with a slight cough, trouble in sleeping, occasional uncommon sweating, body soreness or fatigue, slight vomiting and voice loss. It is not really getting better. It originally appeared to be just a bad cold, b...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With the details you have provided I strongly suspect that you are suffering from an acute upper respiratory tract infection. The bacterial products and body's response against the invading organisms are causing you the symptoms of sore throat, fever, sweating, fatigue, e...  Read Full »

Please suggest medication for a breastfeeding mother with sore throat and mild fever.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. I am a breastfeeding mother for 6 months baby. I have a sore throat from yesterday and feel difficulty in swallowing with light fever but not continuous. Today my right eye is slightly reddish and I had a cough again but not continuous. Currently, I am taking Azithrol...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushin Payravi

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for sharing your medical info with us. I totally understand your concern and I will try to recommend the best you can take to help you relieve your symptoms. Please do not take Montac and Rantac since they are not the best options for your current situation. You...  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. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

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 »

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