URI

URI

Upper respiratory infections (URIs) are one of the most common reasons for doctor visits, and the most commonly diagnosed illnedss that results in sick days from work and school.

Most upper respiratory tract infections are caused by viruses, and can happen at any time during year, but are most common in the fall and winter season.

Symptoms include cough, sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose, fever,
scratchy or sore throat, and nasal breathing.

West Houston Internal Medicine can diagnose the cause and prescribe treatments, and as with any virus, recommends regular hand-washing, covering the face (nose and mouth) when sneezing/coughing, avoiding touching the face, social distancing.

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Upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) definition and facts
Upper respiratory infections (URIs) are one of the most common reasons for doctor visits.
Upper respiratory infections are the most common illness resulting in missed work or school.
Upper respiratory tract infections can happen at any time, but are most common in the fall and winter.
The vast majority of upper respiratory infections are caused by viruses and are self-limited.
Symptoms of upper respiratory infection include
cough,
sneezing,
nasal discharge,
nasal congestion,
runny nose,
fever,
scratchy or sore throat, and
nasal breathing.

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