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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I have high fever, sore throat and nausea. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male with a high fever on the second day now. I have a sore throat and nausea. I am currently on Cobamet tablets, Nurofen tablets, and Throflam-Co spray.  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you mentioned, you probably have a simple upper respiratory infection. I suggest you continue the current medications for a few days. Warning signs that you have to watch for persistent fever, greenish or yellowish phlegm, cough, and breathing pattern c...  Read Full »

Is RT-PCR required for upper respiratory tract infection?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 24-year-old female of weight 65 kg. I have had a cough, cold, and also little pain in my throat for the last three days. And everyone in my family has a cold and cough. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Navajith Mani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) can be defined as self-limited irritation and swelling of the upper airways with associated cough and no signs of pneumonia in a patient with no other condition that would account for their symptoms or with no history of ...  Read Full »

I tried to put a finger inside my tongue, and I felt some bumps inside. What can it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from a sore throat since yesterday. I had a cold, mild fever, and headache. I tried to put a finger inside my tongue, and I felt some bumps inside. I searched online and it showed HIV. I am really worried. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You must be suffering from URTI (upper respiratory tract Infection) with pharyngitis. I suggest, take Azithromycin 500 mg once a day or tablet Gudcef CV (Cefpodoxime proxetil and Clavulanic acid) 325 mg twice daily. Secondly, antiallergics like Montelukast and Levoc...  Read Full »

I have sore throat from many days, and antihistamines did not help much. what do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old female. I have had a sore throat, and it has been getting worse for the past few days. I do cough but not a lot. I got a fever for a few hours a couple of days ago, and it went away. I did three LFT tests. I also did a COVID test, and it was negative. I took an ant...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from URTI (upper respiratory tract infection) with pharyngitis. The treatment you are taking is incomplete; that is why you are facing so many problems and not getting cured. First of all, you need a good antibiotic like Azithromycin 500 mg once a day...  Read Full »

Should I take antibiotics for postnasal drip and tickle cough?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been using a Levalbuterol nebulizer for a cough. I accidentally had some soap residue left in the nebulizer, and I used it for a minute before realizing this. Should I be very concerned?  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think you should be worried about, if it would have been in more concentration, your body would have reacted in the form of sneezing as a protective mechanism. You can continue nebulization, but be careful in future, if the cough does not subside in a week to ...  Read Full »

Why do I have sore throat, tiredness, heavy mucus, sore, and headache after a sexual contact?

Query: Hi doctor, I messed up with this man, and he said he was clean. We messed around five days ago, and we kissed each other. He sucked my vagina, fingered me, and dry humped me. That was all we did. He never penetrated me, and he never ejaculated. But today, I woke up with a sore throat, tiredness, he...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Thanks for using icliniq. I read your query and understand your concerns. As per the available description, I can assure you that this cannot be HIV as the rapid development of symptoms is very uncommon in HIV infection. It takes at least two weeks to develop some sy...  Read Full »

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 »

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