Hallmark symptoms of URI are runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, cough, and sputum production. Other symptoms include fever, fatigue, headache, pain during swallowing and wheezing.
Important: You should see your doctor immediately if you are experiencing high fevers, breathing difficulty, or wheezing
An acute upper respiratory infection (URI) or acute bronchitis are contagious infections affecting the nose, throat, pharynx, and bronchi. Majority of URIs or brochitis are caused by viruses and are self-limiting. Antibiotics are used when caused a bacteria is suspected.
Treatment for bacterial URI: Azithromycin (Zpak), Levaquin, Ceftin and more