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Treatments for Viral Upper Respiratory Infections (Colds and Influenza)

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by Polsdorfer R
 
The goals of treatment are threefold:
  • Make yourself comfortable while the illness runs its course.
  • Manage other conditions so they do not worsen during upper respiratory infection.
  • Prevent complications from developing.
Treatment involves the following:
Lifestyle changesMedicationsAlternative and complementary therapies
There are no surgical procedures for the treatment of colds and influenza.
 

References


Beers MH, Berkow R. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy . 17th ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons; 1999.


Fauci AS, Braunwald E, et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine . 14th ed. New York, NY: The McGraw-Hill Companies; 2000.

 

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