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What Is Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTI)?

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As the world is still fighting against the COVID-19, getting sick, even having a common cold is not something to take for granted much more than the symptoms of coronavirus are the same as the ordinary flu. Other than common colds, there are other types of URTI and characterized by different symptoms. The infection that occurs in our sinuses is called sinusitis. Then the inflammation of the larynx is called laryngitis, bronchitis, and the inflammation of the bronchial tube.

What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections?

  • Colds
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Sneezing
  • Wheezing
  • Painful when swallowing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat

Upper respiratory tract infections are spread through droplets and direct hand-to-hand contact. Anyone is at risk of getting this infection, but the most vulnerable are the children, the elderly, and anyone with a weak immune system.

How To Cure Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI)?

Viruses cause most upper respiratory tract infections. Therefore there is no specific treatment for this condition. However, treating the symptoms of URTI is the way to treat the disease. Below are medications that your doctor will prescribe when you are diagnosed with a respiratory infection.

  • Tylenol – to relieve fever and body ache
  • Ibuprofen
  • Antihistamines – to ease nasal congestions
  • Nasal decongestants to help you breathe easily
  • Cough suppressants
  • Reduce of appetite

Aside from these medications to relieve upper respiratory infection symptoms (URTI), your doctor will advise you to take vitamin C and zinc. Drinking a lot of water will also help and will shorten the duration.

How To Prevent Acute Upper Respiratory Infections?

The most basic way to keep safe from viruses and getting upper respiratory tract infections is simple handwashing with soap and water. If you are in a public place where soap and water are not accessible, use hand sanitizers. Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing, and wear a face mask, especially when you are in a crowded area. When a family member has a cough, fever, or colds, separate his utensils and wipe the objects that he touched like remote or phone. These will prevent contamination and will prevent you from getting the infection. Advise the family member who is sick to stay at home and drink lots of water.

Home Remedies For Upper Respiratory Tract infection

As noted above, there is no specific treatment for URTI but to cure the symptoms. Most people who have this infection manage their ailment with home remedies, and it has been proven so many times that it works in treating the symptoms. Below are some famous home remedies to cure URTI symptoms.

  • Breathing steam from hot water
  • Drinking hot herbal tea or just warm water
  • Lemon for cough
  • Honey

Those are just some of the home remedies known to help relieve some symptoms of URTI. Apart from those, keeping your immune system healthy is the best way to prevent being easily infected. Avoid stress that can negatively affect your immunity and maintain a healthy lifestyle always. Eating healthy and boosting your immunity will keep you safe from any contagious diseases.

Jene See
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