Upper Respiratory Infection
Regarding antibiotic use for upper respiratory infections, patients and providers have different perceptions, behaviors, and knowledge.
Acute sinusitis is common, affecting 6% to 7% of children presenting with respiratory symptoms.
CDC, ACP issue guidelines for appropriate antibiotic use for acute respiratory tract infection in adultsJanuary 20, 2016
Reducing inappropriate antibiotic prescribing will improve the quality of patient care, decrease healthcare costs, and preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics.
Despite national recommendations against prescribing codeine for children, research suggests little decline in prescription rates.
A quick review of medical treatment for upper-respiratory infections, using the best global evidence.
There was no change in the rate of prescribing by primary care physicians from 1997 to 2010 and an increase in antibiotic use in EDs.
The new recommendations include persistent illness, worsening cough and severe onset of symptoms as diagnostic criteria.
A homemade solution helps keep swimmer's ear at bay.
This infection manifests as a collection of pus and is often a complication of tonsillitis that may require referral to a specialist or hospitalization.
Revised guidelines for treating acute otitis media provide more stringent criteria to limit unnecessary antibiotics.
For young children, honey provided significantly greater relief from nocturnal cough and sleep difficulty than silan date placebo.
Although the vast majority of sinus infections are caused by viruses, IDSA recommends prescribing antibiotics for acute bacterial rhinosinusitis.
Review shows benefits of inhaled corticosteroids may be greater at higher doses and longer duration, but lower cost over-the-counter remedies may be a better option.
Children who underwent adenoidectomy to manage recurrent upper-respiratory-tract infections continued to have a comparable infection rate to youngsters who went the watchful-waiting route.