Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)


What were the symptoms of your upper respiratory infection? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: FoxyFaye501, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 07

I am a highly allergic person with asthma and hay fever as a kid and now as adult. I had flu last year and ended up in hospital, sick for 5 weeks with upper respiratory infection. Now I have constant sneezing for 5 days with some nausea, fatigue and today severe congestion that is making me miserable. I have been taking allergy shots 4 year and thought my last shot caused this, but allergist thinks not and cannot see me till Thursday 2 days hence. Antihistamine and decongestion medicines aren't big help so I guess this might be a virus - no fever.

Comment from: Mason, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 01

I have had upper respiratory infection for 3 weeks. Congestion is much better. Low grade fever at the end of day continues. I have had night sweats for 12 nights. I imagine that will subside when the low grade fever stops.

Comment from: CraftyGirl, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 16

Coughing and sinus pressure started a week ago. My voice started getting raspy sounding toward the end of the week. Yesterday I woke up with little to no voice. Throat isn’t sore but it’s itchy off and on. Z-Pak has been prescribed for my upper respiratory infection and I am off work for a couple of days.

Comment from: Unknown, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 26

My symptoms of upper respiratory infection are scratchy throat, coughing and sinus pressure with low grade fever. Day 2, I am staying home per doctor's orders. I am feeling a little better today but sill coughing, with some sinus pain. No antibiotics given, it is viral so not much can be given to help.

Comment from: teacher, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 10

Five days ago my throat hurt. The next day I had a cough, body aches, exhaustion and some congestion, and I rested in bed the entire day. The following day I went to a walk-in clinic thinking I had the flu, but the rapid flu test was negative. The doctor did notice I had an ear infection and prescribed amoxcillin. I'm still waiting to start feeling better.

Comment from: sobs, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 22

Fever and cough started 4 weeks ago. I waited 7 days and went to the doctor, who prescribed a Z-pak.


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