Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URI) is a nonspecific term used to describe acute infections involving the nose, paranasal sinuses, larynx, bronchi and trachea. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections is largely caused by viruses. Some of the common symptoms of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections include fatigue, fever, headache, wheezing and 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?
Some of the milder forms of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections are left untreated and can be controlled through increased intake of fluids to make good the loss due to running nose etc. If the condition is severe or does not go away in some time, then, the doctor could recommend cold medicines and antihistamines and so on.
DID YOU KNOW?
In many cases, respiratory disorders or infection start off mild but due to lack of proper care turn more serious, which leads to acute complications in the system.