Upper respiratory tract infection is also known as cold. It is one of the diseases that cause frequent doctor visits both in the world and in our country. More than 200 viruses that cause inflammation in the nose and throat lead to "upper respiratory tract infection". Most children undergo upper respiratory tract infection 5-8 times a year. This number may increase in children who go to bed. Upper respiratory tract infection is reduced in children over 6 years of age. Adolescent age group may have upper respiratory tract infection 2-4 times a year.
What are the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections?
Upper respiratory tract infections the symptoms of the virus begins after 1-3 days of receiving the child, and usually takes 1 week. This time varies from child to child. (May take 1-2 weeks)
In infants, restlessness, mild fever, nasal congestion, sleep problems, vomiting, diarrhea may be.
In older children runny nose, nasal congestion, itching in the throat, sore throat, weakness, sneezing, has a mild cough that was caused by postnasal drip.
How to overcome upper respiratory tract infections ?
There is no need for viral upper respiratory tract infections. Some treatments may reduce symptoms; But it does not allow children to recover more quickly. With 7 days of treatment without treatment, it also heals in 1 week.
A person with upper respiratory tract infections spreads the virus that causes sneezing or coughing. The virus can be spread from one person to another via airborne droplet, or it can be infected with common objects such as toys by direct contact.