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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Kindly suggest a treatment for my abnormal hematocrit values with high eosinophils.

Query: Hello doctor, My WBC count was 27,000, with normal RBC, platelet, and hemoglobin count. The differential WBC count showed reduced neutrophils and lymphocytes, but monocytes and basophils were perfectly normal. My eosinophil count was high after the doctor (hematologist) started steroids; my WBC coun...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. High eosinophils suggests various causes like allergic inflammation of the respiratory tract, asthma, hay fever, certain skin disease, parasitic infection, etc. Your skin examination and respiratory tract examination should be done. If needed, allergic testing can be d...  Read Full »

Is there something serious about lymphocytes count that is high?

Query: Hello doctor, I have extreme pain in my throat and one swollen lymph node too and 99-degree fever. Before these symptoms I was only suffering from fever which was a low-grade fever I had my CBC done before three days and it shows that my lymphocytes count is 60 % and WBC is 6.6x10 and the rest is n...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), lymphocytes and IgE are high (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So it can be because of viral inflammation of upper respiratory tract along with allergic involvement. You can be prescribed decongestant like Le...  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 »

Can sinus problems cause cough with bloody sputum?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old female, who weighs 80 kg and I am 6.1 feet tall. I have a sinus problem and coughing up blood. The blood is bright red in color, and the sputum is white. I got treatment for sinus yesterday, and they gave me Betnesol and Levbrox. I also have pain in my colon. I am taki...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the history that you have given, it looks like you have bronchitis and upper respiratory tract infection, which causes blood in the sputum. You have been prescribed steroid, which will be beneficial as a decongestant and give inflammation relief. Continue...  Read Full »

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. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

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 »

What medicine should I take to increase the levels of WBC, MCV, MCH and MCHC count?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a master health checkup and found the following abnormalities. A few values are out of range and they are as follows. Hemoglobin 12.7, total RBC count 5.62, MCV 62.4, MCH 19.2, MCHC 30.8, WBC count 3400, and platelet count 1.62. What medication should I take to increase the levels ...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the icliniq.com. I have read your attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and the following is my opinion for your case. Your total WBC count is borderline low. It can be decreased temporarily due to some inflammation. You have to repeat CBC (complete bloo...  Read Full »

Can I take Combiflam for fever?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a fever and cold for the past three days. I am taking Calpol and Combiflam. How can I get cured?  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a viral or allergic upper respiratory tract infection. Calpol and Combiflam (Ibuprofen with Paracetamol) both should not be used at a time. Use only one drug among these two as they are anti-inflammatory and analgesic. You can also take Vitamin C 500 mg twice a...  Read Full »

I catch a cold with fever too often. What is the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, Why do I catch a cold with fever too often? Symptoms include head pain, body pain, coughing, etc. I am a male, age 24 years, height 5'11", weight 72 kg.  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can have repeated upper respiratory tract infection. For that DNS (deviated nasal septum), polyp, etc., like nose pathology should be ruled out by rhinoscopy nose examination. Allergic testing can be done to find causative allergen which can lead to allergic upper r...  Read Full »

What causes fever and blocked ears with cough?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a fever with a cough. I have blocked ear. What can I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having upper respiratory tract infection. You can have associated middle ear infection because of the presence of ear pain. You can take Levocetirizine for five days. For fever and pain relief, you can take Paracetamol 500 mg. Steam inhalation can be done three ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from a cold for three years. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from a cold for three years until now. I think it is due to a dust allergy. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The long-term cold is suggestive of allergic respiratory tract infection. You need to investigate with allergic testing for further work up. The causative allergen needs to be avoided like dust, mite, pollen exposure, cold atmosphere, etc. The Levocetirizine or Fexof...  Read Full »

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