Viral URI

Viral upper respiratory infections are very common.  They usually cause nasal congestion and some degree of coughing.  The person usually feels like they have a “cold”.  If other people close to them either had symptoms shortly before they got sick or shortly afterwards, it is a good sign that it is viral.  Antibiotics will not help treat these infections.  Over the counter medication for congestion or coughing will help with the symptoms, but the infection will resolve when the persons body fights it off with their immune system.

Health Tip

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