URI-Respiratory Infection

URI (Upper Respiratory Infection)

Acute URI is characterized by sore throat, nasal congestion, cough, and sputum production, fever, headache. Because viruses cause most cases, antibiotics are not generally used.

What Causes Acute Bronchitis?

Most cases are caused by respiratory viruses and occasionally by a bacterial infection.

When To Consult A Doctor (Callondoc)

  • Sore throat
  • Fever (low-grade)
  • Coughing up mucus that may be yellow or green
  • Runny and stuffy nose starting a few days before the chest congestion
  • Feeling run-down or tired
  • If your symptoms persist.

Treatment Options: Azithromycin (Zpak), Doxycycline, Ceftin and more.

We do NOT treat patients experiencing high fever, chest pain, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing