Respiratory Illness Treatment
The respiratory illness affects the lungs and any other part of the respiratory system.
There are a variety of causes of this condition: smoking, second-hand smoking, pollution, infection, virus, and asbestos.
Because respiratory illness can happen at any time, it's essential to understand its symptoms and manage it.
GuruMD offers online advice for respiratory illness, allowing you to speak with a board-certified professional and get treatment from your home's comfort. Find out about this condition by reading here.
What is Respiratory Illness?
Respiratory illness is a pathological condition which affects the lungs and other parts of the respiratory system such as the pharynx, larynx, and trachea.
The mechanism of action for respiratory illness depends on where the pathology occurs in the respiratory system.
The causes are variable from the upper respiratory system to the lower respiratory system. These include bacteria, pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, COPD, common cold or flu, whooping cough (pertussis), and coronavirus.
The focus of the treatment is towards alleviating any discomfort and finding cause to treat it.
Symptoms of Respiratory Illness
The most common symptoms of respiratory illness are:
- Chronic cough
- Chronic mucus
- Coughing blood
- Coughing mucus
- Difficulty breathing
- Breathing heavily
- Runny nose
How Does GuruMD Treat Respiratory Illness?
At GuruMD, we offer urgent care for patients with respiratory illness. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms of respiratory illness, all you have to do is create an account to get in touch with a medical provider. Register online and then visit a doctor from your app.
Our board-certified professionals will diagnose respiratory illness by asking questions about your recent health history and current symptoms. Usually, an office visit is not needed, so going online to see a doctor is convenient and useful.
The doctor may send you to a lab to take a throat swab since it helps the healthcare provider identify potential bacterial infection.
The main goal of respiratory treatment is symptom relief. The physician may order x-rays to aid in diagnosis.
If smoking or exposure to second-hand smoking is the cause of your symptoms, then the doctor will recommend that you stop smoking or avoid exposure to second-hand smoking to prevent respiratory illness.
Depending on the cause of the respiratory illness, the doctor may recommend steam inhalation, gargling with salt water, nasal decongestants or even over the counter medications such as Tylenol to help reduce symptoms with drinking plenty of fluids and resting until the symptoms subside. Symptoms of respiratory illness are treated based on upper or lower respiratory pathologies. The doctor may prescribe medications such as antibiotics, inhalers, and bronchodilators, but the treatment depends on the severity of the illness.
Once you receive the proper treatment, the physician will provide medical advice on managing the symptoms of the respiratory illness.
To make sure you're on the right track, we offer walk-in appointments for patients with respiratory illness. We want to make sure you enjoy a safe recovery process and get all the care you need to overcome your symptoms.
Are you experiencing a respiratory illness? Register for your GuruMD account now to get the treatment you need.