What is Respiratory Tract Infection?
Respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are a very common type of condition that affects any area of your body involved in breathing.
They are generally divided into Lower respiratory tract infections (affecting lungs and airways) and Upper Respiratory tract infections (affecting the nose, sinuses, and throat).
Ahmeys prescribers will assess your symptoms and once you have been diagnosed they will recommend the most effective treatment.
Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
Lower RTIs affect your airways and lungs. Examples include bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis and bronchiolitis.
Common symptoms include:
Tight feeling in chest
Breathing faster than normal
Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
This type of RTI affects your sinuses, throat and nose. The common cold, tonsillitis and sinusitis are all examples of Upper RTIs.
Runny or blocked nose
They will discuss your symptoms with you during your consultation and undertake a medical history and use the information provided to make their diagnosis and suggest effective treatment or medication.
As the symptoms of viruses often take a few days to appear, it is easy to become infected without realising.