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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Query: Hi doctor, I have had a sore throat and cough for four and a half days. I also had chills four days back but it went away after taking a tablet of Calpol 500. But after that, I have had a continuous bad throat. I was continuously taking gargles but after seeing little improvement I started taking me... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are suffering from an upper respiratory tract infection with fever. Most of the time it is a viral infection, but it can be a bacterial infection as well. As it has been more than a week, I suggest you some basic investigations, 1. Blood- CB... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, I was swimming in a pool that had salt water in it. I went underwater and accidentally swallowed the salt water. It burned my nose and my throat. I woke up today dizzy and my throat kills and my nose still does. I keep coughing up mucus. I also keep sneezing. What should I d... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome in icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are likely to have an acute upper respiratory tract infection, and associated labyrinthitis as you have vertigo. Now, you are advised to take: 1. Tablet Paracetamol. 2. Tablet Betahistine 16 mg thrice daily. 3. Steam inhalation. 4. Antihi... Read Full »