It is never fun when you start experiencing the symptoms of a respiratory infection. Fortunately, when symptoms do strike, our AFC Urgent Care TN centers are here to help you receive quality treatment so that you can get to feeling as good as new as soon as possible.

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
  • Headache
  • Nasal congestion
  • Loss of smell
  • Inflamed ear
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Sneezing
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Sinusitis
  • Wheezing
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngitis
  • 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

  • Rest
  • Hydration
  • 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.