Treatment for Upper Respiratory Infections

An upper respiratory infection is an infection that affects the nasal passages and the throat. This condition, which includes the common cold, can be caused by several different sources. There are multiple types of upper respiratory infections and ways to treat and prevent them.

Types of Upper Respiratory Infections

  • Common cold
  • Sinusitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Runny nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Pain during swallowing
Who is at risk?
Anyone is at risk for an Upper Respiratory Infection. People who work in close contact with others such as hospitals, schools, and day care centers have increased risk.
Treatment is available now at well-key urgent care.
For more information on Upper respiratory infections, see the following websites:

HealthLine on​ ​Acute Upper Respiratory Infection

Inogen on ​Upper Respiratory Infections

UTHealth on ​The Common Cold and Viral URI

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