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Acute URI Treatment Overview

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Care Plan

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First steps to consider

  • Most upper respiratory infections, like colds and sore throats, can be treated at home.
  • You can treat symptoms by drinking lots of fluids, rest, and taking OTC medications like decongestants and acetaminophen (Tylenol).
2

When you may need a provider

  • Symptoms are really bad or not going away after 7–10 days.
  • You have a fever for more than 3 days that does not improve when taking fever-reducing medication (like Tylenol).

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