What Is a Respiratory Infection?
A respiratory infection is one in which a virus settles into your nose, throat and airways. Most respiratory infections last around seven to 10 days.
Symptoms of a Respiratory Infection
- Sinus pain
- Nasal congestion
- Loss of smell
- Inflamed ear
- Post-nasal drip
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Sore throat
How Do You Catch a Respiratory Infection?
A respiratory infection is extremely contagious. There are a number of ways the disease can be spread, including coughing, kissing, shaking hands, sharing drinks, touching a contaminated surface and so on.
Therefore, it is important to make sure you are washing your hands on a regular basis, as well as covering your nose and mouth every time you sneeze and cough.
Treatment for Respiratory Infection
- Cough medicine
- Throat lozenges
- Nasal washes
Are you experiencing the symptoms of a respiratory infection? Stop by one of our AFC Urgent Care TN centers for a medical evaluation.]]>