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Upper Respiratory Infection

What is an Upper Respiratory Infection?

Upper respiratory infections affect the nose and throat and are very common. Symptoms can last several days or weeks and include a sore throat, sneezing, a stuffy nose and cough.

Help for an Upper Respiratory Infection at Bronson

If a Upper Respiratory Infection is causing you concern, discomfort or interrupting your daily life, you can rely upon your local care team at Bronson to provide the relief you need.

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Symptoms of Upper Respiratory Infections

Common symptoms of an upper respiratory infection are:

  • Coughing
  • Excess mucus
  • Congestion in the nose
  • Pain or pressure behind the face
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sore or scratchy throat

Common Causes of an Upper Respiratory Infection

Upper respiratory infections occur when either a virus or bacteria enter your respiratory system.

Prevention of Upper Respiratory Infection

To prevent getting and passing an upper respiratory infection, consider following the tips below:

Prevent Getting an Upper Respiratory Infection

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Get enough sleep

Prevent Passing an Upper Respiratory Infection

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • Avoid sneezing or coughing into your hands

Upper Respiratory Infection Treatment

Upper respiratory infections typically go away on their own within 1-2 weeks. If your symptoms continue or worsen, call your doctor.

High-risk groups should take extra precautions when experiencing symptoms of an upper respiratory infection. If you or a loved one is considered high-risk, call your doctor. High-risk groups include:

  • Children (especially babies)
  • Older adults
  • People who are immunocompromised

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On Demand Video Visit

See a doctor online using your smartphone, tablet or computer from the comfort of your home for minor illnesses (patients 18 months or older).

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Contact your Primary Care Provider

Current patients can schedule in-person or video visit appointments by calling the office.

Scheduled Video Visit

Find a doctor and schedule online or by calling (269) 341-7788.

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FastCare®

Walk-in care for minor illnesses for patients (18 months or older) in Kalamazoo.

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Urgent Care

Walk-in care for non-life threatening illnesses or injuries in Battle Creek.

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Emergency Care

Walk-in care for serious or life-threatening injuries or illnesses. If you are unable to walk-in, dial 911 for emergency assistance.

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Find the Right Care Based on Your Need

Still not sure which is the best care option for you? Visit our Need Care Now page to compare options.

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Know When to Dial 911

If you are have persisting or worsening symptoms, or are experiencing a life-threatening condition such as chest pain, trouble breathing or stroke symptoms, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.