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 is vocal cord swelling treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from vocal folds swelling. I feel my voice is too low. Local ENT specialist advised me to take steam through mouth. Please help me out.  Read Full »


Dr. Baidya Nath Majhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vocal cord swelling may be due to various causes like respiratory tract infection, gastric reflux, voice abuse, etc. So, first thing you need to do is absolute voice rest for couple of days and maintaining proper voice hygiene. Except that to minimize reflux, av...  Read Full »

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. Tablet Amoxycillin and Clavulanic acid 625 mg twice daily. Tablet Aceclofenac with Serratiopeptidase twice daily. Tablet Pantoprazole...  Read Full »

Is blood from only one side of the nose during a cold?

Query: Hello doctor,Two weeks ago, I delivered a baby boy via emergency cesarean delivery (C-section), and for the last two weeks, I have been suffering from a cold. The mucous is only from the left nose, and then today, when I blew my left nose, I saw little blood.  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iCliniq.com.You are affected by an upper respiratory infection. The bleeding from the nose could be due to dryness within it. But still, because you did not report any episodes of fever, let us not rush upon antibiotics. I shall give you symptomatic medicines. Kindly take those. If yo...  Read Full »

Is a feeling of foreign body sensation in the throat a serious condition?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-years-old male patient with a height of 174 cm and weighing 70 kg. I have had a small fiber neuropathy for two years, and my current treatment is tablet Pregabalin 150 mg twice a day. A week ago, I started coughing for no reason to the point of causing pain in my ribs. There...  Read Full »


Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have throat pain, congestion, neck pain, and ear block, these indicate a severe upper respiratory tract infection. I would suggest you follow medications before the throat swab test. Tablet Pan 40 (Pantoprazole) twice a day before food. Tablet Cipro (Ciprofl...  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. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

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 »

I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old female. I have Hashimoto's hypothyroidism since four years. I take Eltroxin daily and go for a thyroid sonar once a year. I went for an ultrasound yesterday and my report stated that my thyroid features are consistent with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. But, what reall...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from the reports you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears that you do have some enlarged lymph nodes. Yes, there are two possibilities but it is more likely that these are due to: The upper respiratory tr...  Read Full »

Does a headache, nose block, and ear block indicate sinus infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a cold for just over a week. I have woken up this morning with a headache that throbs with each movement. I blew my nose to find blood in it, and my ear feels all blocked. Could this mean my sinuses are infected? And is it worth seeing a doctor? Or will they not give me anythin...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having upper respiratory tract infection, that might be in the form of sinusitis, bronchitis, or rhinitis. I suggest you get the following tests done: Auscultation. CBC (complete blood count). Nose and ear examination by rhinoscopy and otoscopy. You will be given...  Read Full »

How can I manage persistent cough, fever, headache and irritation of eyes?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had a cough for the past four weeks. I took tablets and syrup, but it did not cure. For the past two weeks, I have felt feverish, tired, headache, and irritation in the eyes. Currently, I am taking Rexcof syrup. I have not taken any lab tests. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern. You are suffering from URTI (upper respiratory tract infection), and it has got complicated due to inadequate treatment. I would suggest:1) Antibiotics like tablet Cefixime clavulanate (Cefixime, Clavulanic acid) 325 mg twice daily for seve...  Read Full »

How to get some relief from throat congestion and irritation?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from cough, irritation in throat and mild pain. I feel feverish, but do not have a real fever. Temperature variation is a problem where I live and I travel around 50 km daily by bus. I am also a smoker. During season change, I usually get into this trouble at least twice a y...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is again an episode of upper respiratory tract infection. The prescription would be the same. You try first Azithromycin once a day for five days. If it does not respond, then I suggest Amoxicillin. Along with this, I suggest Betadine gargles and syrup Alex (Dext...  Read Full »

I have throat pain and runny nose after eating ice cream. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I ate an ice cream yesterday and since then my throat is paining. I do not have a fever but I have a runny nose.   Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. Sorry for such discomfort. You have upper respiratory tract symptoms like a runny nose, sore throat. Watch out for other symptoms like headache, body ache, fever, dry or wet cough, etc. I hope you would have taken 2 doses of the COVID vaccine by...  Read Full »

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