Health Conditions

Upper Respiratory Infection

What is Upper Respiratory Infection?

Upper respiratory infections are caused by viruses or bacteria. They occur in the nose, sinuses, and throat. Symptoms include sore throat, cough, stuffy nose, runny nose, and headache.

Treatment for upper respiratory infection includes taking medication, resting, and staying hydrated. Common drug classes used for treatment are mucolytics, penicillin antibiotics, quinolone antibiotics, tetracycline antibiotics, macrolide antibiotics, lincosamide antibiotics, cephalosporin antibiotics, and RNA synthetase inhibitor antibiotics.

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