Respiratory tract

What is Respiratory tract?

In humans, the respiratory tract is the part of the anatomy involved with the process of respiration. There are three parts..Upper respiratory tract: nose and nasal passages, paranasal sinuses, and throat or pharynx Respiratory airways: voice box or larynx, trachea, bronchi, and bronchioles Lungs: respiratory bronchioles, alveolar ducts, alveolar sacs, and alveoli

Questions and answers on "Respiratory tract"

My son is 2.6 month and he is suffering from running nose , cough fever . I was also suffering from the same scenarios and admitted to hospital 1 day is it related to viral fever.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
consult your pediatrician,it may be viral or bacterial

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Cough and fever in this age group can either be due to viral or bacterial infection. You have not mentioned the proper diagnosis for which you get admitted.
The main aim in this age is to differentiate...

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Hello Doc,

I have pain and itching in my throat with sneezing ,running nose and fever.

Can you please prescribe me any medicine.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
upper respiratory tract infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Mr XXXXXXX

From your symptoms it looks like you are suffeing from acute upper respiratory tract infection.

Upper respiratory tract infections are frequently viral in nature so only symptomatic treatment will suffice. For...

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Yes hello. Can I treat an upper respiratory infection with Macrobid? Its what I have on hand.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No
Detailed Answer:

I had gone through your question and understand your concerns.
No, you should not use Macrobid for upper respiratory tract infection.

Macrobid contains Nitrofurantoin.

Nitrofurantoin is an antibacterial agent specifically uses for urinary tract infections.

At...

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I have cough in thought and chest plz help

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
throat infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello Mr XXXXXXX
Cough is frequently due to upper respiratory tract infections.

Upper respiratory tract infections are usually viral in nature so only symptomatic treatment will suffice.

Cough can also be present in lower respiratory tract...

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PATIENT is 63yr. cough from 2weeks with sputum.tests done. sputum report says growth of commensal flora of upper respiratory tract,10-25 epithelial cells,>25 pus cells/LPF,numerous gram positive cocci seen in tetrads and long chains. moderate gram positive bacilli. chest radiograph is normal. what does that mean?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It means that she could be suffering from upper respiratory tract infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX

Thanks for posting your query on HCM.

The sputum report suggests that she could be suffering from upper respiratory tract infection ie infection in the throat, pharynx, larynx...

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Hi my son is having fever for last 15 days. X ray chest shows patchy non homogenous opacity in left parahilar region and CBC (PCV IS 32.20, MCV IS 69.10, MCH IS 22.70, RDW IS 16.10, LYMPHOCYTES IS 3.71, AND MONOCYTES IS 1.76 ). He is having pain in his ears also. Please suggest

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Respiratory tract and ear infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.
Fever with homogenous opacity in the lung fields and pain in the ear suggests a lower respiratory tract infection accompanied by probably an ear infection.
The lower...

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it started with a mild headache one day that evening I started to get feverish and the next day I had a fever of 103' the following day I was better but I have a soar throat R side only and that side of my neck hurts

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
an upper respiratory tract infection...

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

this seems like an upper respiratory tract infection. Findings consistent with bacterial infection (which requires antibiotic treatment) include: enlarged and painful lymph nodes in the neck, fever, no cough, no runny...

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I am feeling very achy, tired, my eyes feel like they are burning and I have a sore throat why?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
probably a respiratory tract infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

your symptoms sound like a respiratory tract infection. If you don't have any fever then you can just wait without any treatment, because the most common viral illnesses which cause these symptoms are self limited and...

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epiglottis closes over the laryngeal inlet during swallowing. where is the laryngeal inlet located?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Laryngeal inlet

Detailed Answer:


The laryngeal inlet is the opening or entrance to the larynx (voice box). The laryngeal inlet connect the pharynx (throat) to the larynx.

Above the level of the larynx, the pharynx is shared by both the digestive tract and the respiratory tract. But...

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Hi,
I was having bad throught for last 5 days so took azithromycin for last 2 days, today is last day for tablet. Since yesterday i am having body pain, eyes are burning and head is heavy, nose is following. Kindly suggest

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Upper respiratory tract infection, symptomatic treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
Welcome.
I have gone through your query.
Based on the information provided by you, it appears to be upper respiratory tract infection.
Most of the upper respiratory tract infection are viral in...

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Recent questions on  Respiratory tract

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hello!
my query is regarding my 3yr old son... he recently suffered from lower respiratory tract infection due to which he had high grade fever and was hospitalized for 2 days. doctor says it was mainly due to dust allergy and is unavoidable since we reside in an area where lots of construction work is going on (kharghar, navi mumbai) so what can i do to minimize this to reoccur

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My son has had tummy ache on and off for 3 weeks - it seems to be the glands in his tummy which may be a result of a respiratory tract infection. Worse in the mornings and evenings. Is this just viral -when will it go?

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Hi, I have what seems like continuous nasal drip down my throat which makes my saliva very slimy and it bothers my throat, its like this mucus is getting stuck in my throat and I need to clear my throat all the time. I have had this symptom every day for the past year or so. I went to see an ENT and he could not explain why this was happening, he suggested that it might be due to acid reflux, I took nexium for 30 days and it did not help, I even had a gastroscopy/endoscopy and everything seemed fine. In the past 2 days, I feel this film in my throat and upper respiratory tract and when I breath in and out I feel this film and as if I am not breathing normally. How can I get rid of this.

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Suggest treatment for pink eye

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I have been on losrtan for 5yrs my Dr upped my dosage 50 to 2 50 's twice a day. My BP has never been consistent so I never thought much about it when it was upped until 5 days ago when the side effects became extremely noticeable sweating, dry...

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Hello Doctor,2. This query is for my 8 weeks old baby boy. He is having cough for almost a week now. Whenever lying down flat on bed, he makes noise while breathing. Congestion related. Earlier we were in XXXXXXX and last weekend we Moved to...

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i have pain in my respiratory tract(neck region perhaps tonsils) since 3 days when i swallow.i have cough for more than 3 months.i have got a small wound in my cheek few days before.i had this problem in past winters but not so painful and long.i am 18.my height is 5feet7inch and weight is 48kg.pls suggest.

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