What are Upper Respiratory Infections?
An upper respiratory infection refers to when any the upper respiratory tract — which includes the sinuses, nasal passages, pharynx, and larynx — becomes infected.
What causes Upper Respiratory Infections?
Upper respiratory infections are usually caused by a virus of bacteria attacking the mucus membrane of the upper airway.
How are Upper Respiratory Infections treated?
Viral upper respiratory infections are self-limited, and can best be treated during the infection with rest, liquid intake, and common medication such as acetominophen, ibuprofen, and antihistamines.
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