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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Is it necessary to take Clarithromycin and Moxifloxacin together to treat respiratory infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an upper respiratory infection three weeks ago and took antibiotics for three days. I am not better yet. I have pain in the left sinus, mucus from the sinus dripping into the throat, chesty cough, and dry airways when breathing. Yesterday I went to a doctor, and he prescribed m...  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 cough, sore throat, sinus infection, etc. Your query is whether it is helpful to use both Moxifloxacin and Clarithromycin together or not. Using Moxifloxacin and Clarithromycin c...  Read Full »

How to treat dry cough presenting with recurrent fever?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 84 years old female. I am having dry cough for twenty-four hours. I am a patient with bronchiectasis. Please help.  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 are suffering from a dry cough and you are a patient of bronchiectasis. Antibiotics help in treating bronchiectasis. Macrolides are specific types of antibiotics that not only kill certain types of bacteria...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest remedy for sore tonsils and swallowing difficulty.

Query: Hello doctor,I had soreness on my left tonsil that started two months back. Three weeks later, I went to an ENT. He put me on Prednisone 40 mg. I took it for a few days, but it was not helping. I again went to the ENT next week, and he put a camera into my nose to see my throat and said no issues ex...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I can understand that you must be very anxious and upset about your ongoing symptoms. To tell somebody or to diagnose that you have laryngopharyngeal reflux, one should undergo a PH metry testing. In this, a probe (acid monitoring probe) in the lower part of...  Read Full »

Do mere runny nose, throat pain, and cough suggest COVID-19 infection?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 13 years old. He has a runny nose and a mild cough but no fever. He had a slight pain in the throat and cold for the past three days. Now he has a mild cough from yesterday. Please help.  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 son has been suffering from a runny nose, mild cough, throat ache, etc. Your son can take some medications like Azithromycin, Fexofenadine, Montelukast, and Acetaminophen or Paracetamol for relieving his ...  Read Full »

How to manage body pain and fatigue present for many years?

Query: Hello doctor, The primary concern surrounding my inquiry is body pain and fatigue. I have lymphedema in my lower legs since eight years. Intermittently, the condition is mediated with compression stockings, massage therapy and occasional stationary exercise. The swelling persists with activity, just...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The laboratory reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) show mild anemia and microscopic hematuria. The anemia looks like dual deficiency (iron and B12), but we need to do¬†reticulocyte count, peripheral smear, serum iron, total iron binding capacity (TIBC...  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. S D Sinha

Family Physician, Infectious Diseases Specialist

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 sedim...  Read Full »

How to cure croup in small children?

Query: hi. my 3 year old son gets croup every year around winter time. the inhalers I have for him hardly work for him what else do I do? he dont have a fever. he had a runny nose and a stuffy nose and a really bad cough. we normally will be able to get it under control with oral steroids. He has been get...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash Nagar

Paediatrician, Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, I understand your feelings and preoccupations. Croup can come suddenly & that too more so during night time . Inhalers has no role so its of no use in this condition unless he is also having asthma. For runny nose & stuffy nose - you can use antihistamin like Syp Lorin & nasa...  Read Full »

How to cure painful swallowing and sore throat?

Query: Hi. I have sore throat for 2 days now and every afternoon, i feel cold. Last night I had a slight fever. I am using bactidol for gargle twice a day and paracetamol and so far it helps. It soothes my throat and i think the pain lessen. But this morning, my throat is still painful, I am having a hard ...  Read Full »


Dr. S D Sinha

Family Physician, Infectious Diseases Specialist

Answer: Thanks for your query Your symptom appear to be that if an upper respiratory tract infection., possibly viral or bacterial. In such a case its best to test, considering the season and pandemic.  Read Full »

What are the side effects of continuous exposure to mold?

Query: Hi doctor, I moved into a 4 year old apartment before five months. They have now found mold under the floorboards in the bathroom. They have removed the floorboards and the padding and cleaned. Now, they are getting professionals to clean it properly. After a month, I developed a terrible cough and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very important to thoroughly get rid of the mold and also to take measures to prevent the mold from returning. Mold-related illness and allergies are very common. Mold produces thousands of tiny spores that float and circulate in the air and irritate the mucosa, wh...  Read Full »

Are carriers of MRSA contagious?

Query: Hi doctor, I had two boil-like things in my armpit that were drained and later diagnosed as MRSA. I began the protocol of showering with an antiseptic body wash and inserting Mupirocin into my nostrils every other week. Two months later I was tested via a nasal swab for MRSA and it came back negat...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your second sample (attachment removed to protect patient identity) (positive) one indicates that you have MSSA (methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus). It is the methicillin resistance that defines the MRSA. Our nasal cavity can harbor both MSSA and MRSA. The...  Read Full »

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