I have an upper respiratory infection with chest congestion, sneezing, dry cough, sore throat, and headache. Please help.

Q. What is the treatment for an upper respiratory tract infection?

Answered by
Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 15, 2022

Hi doctor,

I think I have an upper respiratory infection. I have chest congestion, sneezing, dry coughing, sore throat, and headache. Is there something I can take that will help?



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

It would help if you took the following tablets,

Tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg twice daily for five days after food.

Tablet Deslor (Desloratadine) once daily for five days after food.

Tablet Rabeprazole 20 mg twice daily for five days after food.

Tablet vitamin C 500 mg twice daily for five days after food.

Do not take any of the above medicines if you are allergic to them, and kindly consult with your doctor before taking the medication.

Drink lots of water and keep yourself hydrated. But avoid drinking cold fluids. Avoid spicy foods. Avoid foodstuff with a lot of oil and butter, This usually takes two to three days to get better, If symptoms do not reduce, then antibiotics will be required.

I hope you find it helpful.


Probable diagnosis:

The probable diagnosis is upper respiratory tract infection (URTI).

Treatment plan:

Follow up after three days.

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