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What causes Upper Respiratory Tract Infection?

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Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014
Question: I have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection,i have visited doctor he has peiccribed ,monticope,lenozolid,its was caure,but after 3 months it was reouccur,then i referrd again dr gave me AZITHROPMICIN,i have taken 7 doases,its shows posotive results,but i ma having nose running,
I WANT THE ENT SPECIALIST TO DAIGONASE EXACT CAUSE,AND PRISCRIBE EXACT MEDICINE.
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Answered by Dr. Rajkishori Godhi (36 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
not to worry

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using healthcaremagic,

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.

Regards,
Dr Rajkishori Godhi
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Rajkishori Godhi (2 hours later)
i get Cold & Cough now and then plz suggest some madicine which fortify,and get strong immune system.
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Answered by Dr. Rajkishori Godhi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
healthy lifestyle

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

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.

Regards,
Dr Rajkishori Godhi


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What causes Upper Respiratory Tract Infection?

Brief Answer: not to worry Detailed Answer: Hello and thanks for using healthcaremagic, 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. Regards, Dr Rajkishori Godhi