Patient Comments: Upper Respiratory Infection - Treatment

What treatment has been effective for your upper respiratory infection?

Comment from: sean, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 25

I get heat rash a lot in the summer and what works best for me is Neosporin plus pain relief. After applying within 10 minutes the pain is gone and it heals a lot faster as well. Give it a try, it works the best for me and it is cheap.

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Comment from: Kate, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 28

Ten days ago I breathed noxious smoke from mosquito coils. Next morning I had sore throat and chest heaviness. Third day I saw the doctor and was prescribed prednisone and asthma inhaler for the upper respiratory infection. Three days later I am coughing green/brown phlegm and nearly unable to move. Doctor prescribed Z-Pak, Perles cough syrup with codeine. I am still sick, coughing thick near colorless phlegm, tired all the time and hoping I will not always feel this way. Do not use these coils. Google search says very dangerous.

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Comment from: She, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 16

I had a cold, recovered, and then went on a cruise. Twenty four hours in, I developed an itchy throat and irritating cough. I made a doctor visit to find that I had developed my 1st URI (upper respiratory tract infections). He advised me to get some OTC Delsym and he prescribed a prescription cough suppressantbenzonatate. Now after using these 2 in conjunction, 3 days later I feel significantly better. It is better to avoid work if possible as URIs are contagious and this is also the time to avoid other people's germs as well.

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Comment from: Sosophisticated, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

I've had the misfortune of dealing with this upper respiratory infection in the cold months since I was about 2 years old. I was always in and out of the hospital getting cortisone and epinephrine shots because I was so bad. For the past couple of years I have been getting my flu shot in October and I have not had a bad case of this. I am on my 2nd day of medications and it is clearing up. The only thing that will help my infection/asthma is 70 mg of prednisone tapered down for 1 week. I start feeling better after the first dose because it stops the inflammation in the bronchioles, gets rid of the mucous and I can breathe again clearly along with taking my nebulizer.

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Comment from: ronnie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 31

For years I repeatedly had lung infections. I took antibiotics, which do nothing to correct the body's immune system. They tear down the digestive system, which causes asthma and upper respiratory infections (URI). I learned to take reishi, goldenseal and astragalus, plus various herbal teas, like pau d'Arco and suma. For a bad case, use colloidal silver, which I learned about from a doctor, Chinese herbalist / American herbalist / acupuncturist. You won't need a drug. I also do not take pain drugs. Allow the body to heat up to kill the germs.

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Comment from: Sickofbeingsick, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: March 17

I am so sick of being sick. Living in a homeless shelter, germs are abundant and I cannot afford any medicine. I have been hacking my brains out for the past month, and frankly, I never want to be sick again. Blech. I thought it was a cold, then bronchitis. Now I am leaning more towards an upper respiratory infection.

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