Acute URI Treatment Overview
Find the right care and learn about different treatment options.
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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).
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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