An upper respiratory infection (URI) is a contagious infection of your upper respiratory tract. Your upper respiratory tract includes the nose, throat, pharynx, larynx, and bronchi. A runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, cough, and sputum production are the hallmark symptoms of URIs. Symptoms are caused by inflammation of the mucous membranes in the upper respiratory tract. Other symptoms include:
• pain during swallowing
HOW IS UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by a pulmonologist who would do a routine check up and also do a scan to check for lung infections.
HOW IS UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS TREATED?
Upper Respiratory Tract Infections is mostly treated for relief of symptoms and besides medication, steam inhalation and gargling with salt water is a safe way to get relief from Upper Respiratory Tract Infections symptoms.
DID YOU KNOW?
The best precaution against Upper Respiratory Tract Infections is frequent hand washing with water and soap.