How Long Does It Take To Recover From An ARI?

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I had an ARI about a week ago, I’ve been to the doctor u0026amp; was given the drug flutamol, cefadroxil u0026amp; yellow globular medicine for tightness. I have never had an ARI before, just this time. u0026amp; I feel I have an ARI because I break my fast with fried foods, not because of dust because I rarely go out of the house. Do you think it will take long to heal? please thank you for the info

1 Answer:

Thank you for asking I am dr. Princess Claudya will help answer your questions.

ARI stands for upper respiratory infection. Upper respiratory tract infection is a viral or bacterial infection that attacks the nose, sinuses, pharynx, or larynx (throat), it can also attack these parts simultaneously.

Infection with viruses, generally has a shorter duration to heal, which is generally 7-10 days. Meanwhile, bacterial infections take longer, which is more than 10 days.

Symptoms of ARI include:

Sore throat
Sneezing frequently

The mucus in ARI caused by viruses is usually clear or white, while those caused by bacteria are yellow or green. ARI due to viruses that do not go away for long can cause secondary infection by bacteria as well.

ARIs due to viruses generally heal on their own if the immune system is good. However, for ARI, because bacteria need antibiotic treatment to kill the bacteria that cause it.

In your case, the doctor you went to gave you the antibiotic cefadroxil, it is possible that the ARD you are experiencing is caused by bacteria. If after undergoing treatment from a doctor and your condition has not improved, you should check back with the doctor who examined you the other day for further treatment.

Some things you can do to improve your condition:

Avoid foods that stimulate the throat such as spicy, greasy, high MSG foods during ARI
Lots of water consumption, about 2 liters per day
Consumption of nutritious foods, multiply fruits and vegetables to help increase endurance
Get enough rest and sleep 7-8 hours a day, limit strenuous physical activity
Ginger and honey can help soothe the throat

So many explanations from me, hopefully helpful and useful. Get well soon :)


dr. Princess Claudya

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