Home Remedies for Upper Respiratory Infections
Upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) are contagious infections involving the nose throat sinuses pharynx or larynx.
Some commonly known URIs include the common cold nasal obstruction a sore throat tonsillitis pharyngitis laryngitis epiglottitis tracheobronchitis sinusitis and otitis media.
Most URIs are viral in nature and tend to spread easily from one individual to another. However in some cases they can be caused by bacteria or fungi.
Common symptoms of URIs are a runny nose nasal congestion sneezing postnasal drip a cough watery eyes a scratchy throat a sore throat a headache muscle aches breathing difficulty a mild fever and mild fatigue. A person can have other symptoms associated with specific conditions.