Friday, November 16

URIS

UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS (URIS)

URIS
Upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) are amongst the most common infections in the adults and children. Although the respiratory infections can happen any time they are more common in winter. The cause of the upper respiratory infections are normally viral infections, however bacterial infections may also lead to URI. The patients mainly present with cough, symptoms of sneezing, nasal congestion and flue like syndrome. The patient may also complain of a sore throat and difficulty in swallowing The mucous membrane lining the respiratory tract is directly attacked by the viruses or               bacteria. The nasal hair act as a physical barrier and trap the invading organisms. The wet mucus also traps the viruses and the bacteria and the cilia, tiny hair like structures that line