How Can You Treat Respiratory Tract Infection (RTI)
Respiratory tract infection or RTI is known as an infectious disease of the upper or lower respiratory tract. Respiratory infections represent the third most frequent health problem for international travelers. This condition may affect or interfere with normal breathing. It can affect just your upper respiratory system, which starts at your sinuses and ends at your vocal cords, or just your lower respiratory system, which starts at your vocal cords and ends at your lungs.
Symptoms of Respiratory Tract Infection
- Cough that brings up mucus
- Feeling generally unwell
- A sore throat
- Stuffy or runny nose
- Muscle aches and headaches
- Tight chest and wheezing
- A high temperature
How to Avoid Passing Respiratory Tract Infection to Others?
If you have RTI, ensure to cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing. Washing your hands regularly can also help to control the spread of the infection to children and other vulnerable people. Throw away used tissues in proper disposal bin.
Always sneeze into the arm of your shirt or in a tissue. Although this may not ease your own symptoms, it will prevent you from spreading infectious diseases. If you keep getting RTIs or you’re at a high risk of getting one seek immediate help or be vaccinated.
How Can Your Treat Respiratory Tract Infection?
Your doctor may prescribe medications to manage your symptoms while monitoring your condition. If your doctor suspects a bacterial infection, they may prescribe antibiotics. Some treatments you can do at home:
- Get plenty of rest and drink lots of water to loosen any mucus and make it easier to cough up.
- Drink a hot lemon drink to soother your cough or gargle with warm salty water if you have a sore throat.
- Raise your head up while sleeping using extra pillows to make breathing easier and clear your chest of mucus
- Do not let children breathe in steam from a bowl of hot water.
- Use painkillers to bring down a fever and help ease a sore throat, headaches, and muscle pain
- Stay at home or isolate yourself if you have a viral respiratory tract infection
- Avoid contact with other people if you have a fever or you do not feel well enough to do your normal activities
- Seek immediate help if symptoms persist.
Using Cefaclor to Treat Respiratory Tract Infection
Cefaclor is an antibiotic used to treat infections caused by susceptible micro-organisms. It is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. Distaclor interferes with the ability of the bacteria to form and maintain cell wall integrity. However, this drug will not work for viral infections like colds and flu.
Cefaclor works by interfering with the formation of bacterial cell walls and impairs the bonds that hold the bacterial cell wall together. This allows holes to appear in the cell walls. This kills off the bacteria causing the infection.