Latest Upper respiratory tract infection Stories
By Prithvijit Mitra Kolkata: Does your doctor prescribe antibiotics every time you have a bout of sinusitis? Beware, you may be headed for deep trouble.
By Anna Wilde Mathews Sinus infections are among the most common and aggravating medical conditions, diagnosed in about 31 million Americans each year. And for most patients, treatment has long included an antibiotic. Now, medical experts are pushing for a less-aggressive approach.
Government researchers reported on Wednesday that adverse reactions to antibiotics, mostly allergic ones, send people to U.S. emergency rooms more than 140,000 times each year.
THE latest drive to cut the number of people given antibiotics for common coughs and colds begins today. Figures show that a quarter of people in England and Wales visit GPs every year with symptoms of respiratory tract infections.
British researchers are calling on doctors to cut back on prescribing antibiotics to patients with common sinus infections because the drugs donâ€™t work. An analysis of nine trials found antibiotics were ineffective treatments even in people who had been ill for more seven days.
Exposure to antibiotics in the first year of life may increase the risk of developing asthma later in childhood, researchers report. In fact, there may even be a higher risk with each additional course of antibiotics.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Doctors often improperly prescribe antibiotics to children complaining of sore throats but could avoid that mistake by administering a simple test for strep throat, a study said on Tuesday.
Doctors often improperly prescribe antibiotics to children complaining of sore throats but could avoid that mistake by administering a simple test for strep throat, a study said on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children of doctors and pharmacists are significantly less likely to be given antibiotics for common colds and viral respiratory infections compared with children in the general population, Taiwanese researchers report in the journal Pediatrics. Dr.
By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Acne patients who have been taking antibiotics for at least six weeks are twice as likely to develop an upper respiratory tract infection as those who aren't on antibiotic treatment, according to the results of a new study.
The common cold is a viral disease of the upper respiratory system, caused primarily by rhinoviruses and coronaviruses. Symptoms usually include a cough, sore throat, runny nose, and a fever. There is no known treatment to shorten the duration of the virus yet the cold normally dissipates after 7 to 10 days. It is the most common infectious disease in humans who on average are infected two to four times a year in adults. It can also be called a upper respiratory tract infection. Other...