An acute upper respiratory infection (URI) is a contagious infection affecting the nose, throat, pharynx, and bronchi. It is the most common illness resulting in missed work or school.
Majority of URIs are caused by viruses (common cold) and are self-limiting. Other types include sinusitis, pharyngitis, epiglottitis, and tracheobronchitis.
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.
Antibiotics are rarely needed to treat URIs. However, antibiotics are used when URIs caused by a bacteria is suspected.
Our Treatment for bacterial URI: Azithromycin (Zpak), Levaquin, Ceftin and more
Important: You should seek medical care immediately if you have a complicated case URI, when experiencing fever, breathing difficulty, wheezing, and more