Your doctor will ask about your medical history and symptoms, including how long you have had the infection.
They will likely conduct a physical examination to check your lungs, sinuses, throat and ears.
With enough rest, you can usually recover from URTI on your own. Medication may help to soothe the symptoms but will not cure the cough or other cold symptoms. The symptoms only resolve as your immune system fights and clear off the infection.
To help you feel better:
Note: If your child is below 2 years old, do not give them any strong medications that cause drowsiness and artificially suppress cough responses.
See a doctor if you have any of the following symptoms:
Make an appointment with our ENT specialists for an assessment of your upper respiratory tract infection.