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Post Upper Respiratory Infection: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

About

Post Upper Respiratory Infection refers to infections (bacterial/fungal/viral) occuring in the upper respiratory tract of our body.

Post Upper Respiratory infections are highly prevalent in small school going children, affected age group being under the age of 15 years. [1]

The upper airway consists of nasal passages, pharynx, larynx and sinuses. The infection occurs in these areas of the airway.

The possible causes of Post Upper Respiratory Infection can be Flu, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Common Cold, and Pharyngitis.
Post Upper Respiratory Infection is more common in the winter season (September-March).

Most young children are likely to get infected by 6 types of respiratory tract infections each year. Treatments generally treat the symptoms exhibited.

Symptoms

The symptoms of Post Upper Respiratory Infection are:
- A runny nose
- A cough
- Sneezing
- Fever
- Chest pain
- Nasal discharge and congestion
- A sore throat
Diagnosis of Post Upper Respiratory Infection is done by carrying out a physical examination, chest X-ray and examining sputum sample.

Treatment

Self-care:
Post Upper Respiratory Infection is treated as per the cause (bacterial or viral) and symptoms. Self-care plays an important role in Post Upper Respiratory Infection. Some self-care tips are:
- Washing hands properly
- Covering face while coughing and sneezing
- Avoid closed and crowded areas
- Keep yourself hydrated

Medications:

Medications for Post Upper Respiratory Infection recommended by doctors are:
- OTC Antihistamines
- Antibiotics (in case of bacterial infection)
- Cough Suppressants
- Decongestants

Specialists:
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