Upper Respiratory Tract Infections are common and frequently observed disorders and are seen as outpatient kind of complaints received at clinics. There are many types of the infections noticed, most of which last only a few days and can be easily treated. Some of the symptoms include cough, sneezing, nasal discharge, running nose and fever and so on. All these conditions are caused by virus infections.
HOW IS UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS DIAGNOSED?
A pulmonologist orders the following tests to diagnose URI:
• Throat Swab
• Lateral Neck X-Rays
• Chest X-Ray
• CT Scan
HOW IS UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS TREATED?
Treatment here includes antibiotics that help in reducing the infestation of the same. Besides this NSAIDS are given to reduce inflammation. Alongside, the patient is also suggested remedies like using Neti poti and inhaling steam to decongest the passage and help in cleansing of the same.
DID YOU KNOW?
Only in cases of complicated sinus conditions, surgery might be needed to remedy some Upper Respiratory Tract Infections?