Upper respiratory tract infection is known as cold sores. It is one of the most common diseases that cause visits to doctors both in the world and in our country. Over 200 viruses leading to infection 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. In children older than 6 years the incidence of upper respiratory tract infection is reduced. Adolescents have 2-4 upper respiratory tract infections per year.
When upper respiratory tract infections occur more frequently ?
Upper respiratory tract infections usually occur during the autumn and winter seasons. Contrary to what you might think, there is nothing to do with the cooling of the air and the cold of the child. Going to school with children increases the encounter with viruses. People stay close to each other in the inner environment because the weather is cold. Low humidity causes the nasal mucosa to dry, in which case the person is more susceptible to viruses that cause colds.
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 ?
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.