Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTIs) are the most common reasons for doctor visits. The most common symptoms of URTIs are common cold, bouts of sneezing, blocked nose or a red, irritating, running nose and a hurting throat, and, sometimes, fever.
This occurs due to a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract, affecting the nose and throat. Children under age five tend to catch infections more easily than others. However, adults, too, have a tendency to catch a cold with changes in weather.
Stress due to long working hours, emotional turmoil and a history of allergies can make one prone to infections and catching colds easily.
Recurrent infections tend to make our defence system weaker with each bout of cold, even though one may recover easily with home remedies or antibiotics.
Recurrent cold causes further stress to our bodies, making us feel tired, exhausted and less productive, leading to frequent absenteeism at school and work.
Causes:Hand-to-hand contact or sharing objects with a person suffering from cold can cause URTI. For other causes, Read more.
Symptoms:Watery nasal mucus, sneezing, blocked nose, fatigue, sore throat and cough are some of the common symptoms of URTI. For knowing other symptoms, Read more.
Diagnosis:Our doctors will examine your child’s airway passages, eyes, nose, ears and throat, and their breathing sound for understanding the triggering factors. Read more.
Treatment approach at Dr Batra’sTM:
Step 1: First consultation – First consultation will include the physical examination of your child by our doctor. Child’s medical history and lifestyle will also be taken into consideration to evaluate his health status.
Step 2: Medical Diagnosis – If your child is suffering from cold more than three times a year or is on frequent antibiotics, he is considered to suffer from low immunity. Our doctors will examine his airway passages, eyes, nose, ears & throat, and his breathing sounds. They will investigate the causative and triggering factors for URTIs.
Step 3: Personalized Treatment– Depending on the evaluation and diagnosis made, natural homeopathic medicines are suggested that will help provide relief in URTI symptoms.
Step 4: Advice on nutrition – Our doctors also consult you on right nutrition that you can provide your child, which will help us achieve better treatment results. Read more.