Do you know how to prevent from Upper Respiratory tract Infection?


Upper Respiratory tract Infection often known as URI or URTI, usually are caused by acute illness. Usually this illness or infection is caused in fall or winter and by some contagious viruses which are self-limited. Nose, throat, bronchi, sinuses, pharynx and larynx included in upper respiratory. Common cold is usually cause of URI.

Which viruses and bacteria caused URI?

A single virus or bacteria can cause URI but also both virus and bacteria cause URI. There is a list of some bacteria’s and viruses which cause URI:

  • Bacteria:
    • Group C beta-hemolytic streptococci.
    • Neisseria gonorrhoeae (gonorrhea).
    • Group A beta-hemolytic streptococci (GABHS).
    • Chlamydia pneumoniae (chlamydia).
    • Corynebacterium diphtheriae (diptheria).
  • Virus:
    • Respiratory syncytial virus.
    • Parainfluenza virus.
    • Adenovirus.
    • Human metapneumovirus.
    • Coxsackie virus.
    • Rhinovirus.


Symptoms of URI’s:

  • Fever.
  • Headache.
  • Nasal congestion.
  • Cough.
  • Sneezing.
  • Runny nose.
  • Sputum.
  • Wheezing.
  • Pain during swallowing.

How you should diagnose from URI?

When you get acknowledged that you are suffering from URI or feeling cold, you can treat yourself on the behalf of symptoms at home by taking some painkillers like ibuprofen or paracetamol or drink quite quantity of water or something like fluid and if you get it worse then you should contact to your doctor because mostly URI’s are diagnosed by some physical tests and by taking a look at patient’s medical report.

How you can treat URI?

Mostly Treatments gives you relief or disengaged you from symptoms such as using some zinc or vitamin C, expectorants or cough suppressants which helps in reducing the duration of illness or shorten of symptoms. Nasal decongestants also treated because it makes easy to breathing or gargling with salty water or steam inhalation which makes you easy to disengaged from URI symptoms.

How you can prevent yourself from URI?

There are list of some easy and short tasks which can prevent you from URI:

  • Hand washing with soap.
  • Avoid sitting near or with ill people.
  • You should cover yourself if you are ill or sick.
  • Try to avoid to go outside from your home in polluted environment.

These things will help your to control and cure from Upper Respiratory Infection (URI).

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