The signs and symptoms of an upper respiratory infection are different for everyone. Some people may experience more than one symptom at the same time.
Some symptoms of upper respiratory infection may include:
The most common causes of upper respiratory infections are viruses that cause inflammation in the nose and throat.
Upper respiratory infections are very common and can be caused by a variety of viruses and bacteria. Upper respiratory infections are usually caused by a virus and can be spread through the air. Other possible causes include bacteria, fungi, and other infections.
The most common types of upper respiratory infections are colds and the flu. Most colds last for about a week or less while flu symptoms can last from one to three weeks.
Upper respiratory treatment can include medication to address common symptoms like headaches, coughs, fever, and sore throat. You may need antibiotics for an upper respiratory infection if it is caused by bacteria. The upper respiratory tract infection medication prescribed to you will depend on your condition and the symptoms you have.
The symptoms of an upper respiratory infection might sound similar to Covid. However, there are some key differences between Covid and an upper respiratory infection.
Covid-19 is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This virus is spread from one infected person to another through small droplets when a person coughs, speaks, sneezes, or breathes.
You can become infected with this virus if you touch a contaminated surface or breathe in droplets from an infected person.
The similarities between an upper respiratory infection and Covid-19 include:
The differences between an upper respiratory infection and Covid-19 include:
At Medberry Clinic, we can treat upper respiratory infections. We provide affordable services and we treat all ages. You can stop by any of our locations or have a virtual evaluation for primary care.