What causes Upper Respiratory Tract Infection?
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Upper respiratory tract infections are frequently viral in nature, so symptomatic treatment is enough. Only if the symptoms persist for more than 6 days you will need antibiotics because of a secondary bacterial infection.
Penicillin group of drugs like amoxicillin and amox-clav work very well for the upper respiratory tract infections. They are first line drugs.
For running nose you can take antihistamines like cetirizine.
You should also follow some general measures like.
1) Warm salt water gargling 5 times a day.
2) Plenty of warm fluids.
3) Avoid cold foods and air conditioning.
4) Avoid cold foods and drinks.
For the pain you can take pain killers like tylenol or ibuprofen after checking the dose.
Do not take any drugs without consulting a doctor , it can be dangerous.
Dr Rajkishori Godhi
Honestly there is no medicine in allopathy that will improve your immune system. Drugs that are advertised in the market have no scientific evidences backing it. So I don't suggest my patients to take them.
You should eat a balanced and healthy diet.
Vitamin C rich foods like lemons , oranges and mosambis help to overcome infections.
Zinc rich dry fruits like almonds, walnuts, pistas also help to keep infections at bay.
Make warm salt water gargling a part of your daily regime, it helps to reduce the number of throat infections.
Recurrent colds and cough is also common in people with allergies. Please see a doctor to rule out allergies.
Dr Rajkishori Godhi
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