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Upper Respiratory Conditions Specialist

HealthStone Primary Care Partners -  - Primary Care

HealthStone Primary Care Partners

Primary Care & Internal Medicine located in Hollywood, FL

No matter if you’re battling sinusitis, a common cold, or the flu, your days of sniffling, sneezing, coughing, and wheezing will soon be over with compassionate care from HealthStone Primary Care Partners in Hollywood, Florida. The friendly medical group offers diagnosis, prevention, and treatment for a range of upper-respiratory conditions, so you can feel better as quickly as possible and get back to what really matters. Protect your airways and respiratory system by calling HealthStone Primary Care Partners to schedule an appointment with Joelle Estrada, MD, Diana Carmona, ARNP, or another team member today. Alternatively, you can request one online.

Upper Respiratory Conditions

What are some of the most common upper respiratory conditions?

Upper respiratory conditions can negatively affect your day-to-day activities. Some of the most common upper respiratory conditions include:

  • Common cold
  • Sinusitis
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Tonsillitis
  • Epiglottitis
  • Croup
  • Whooping cough

If you have symptoms or concerns about an upper respiratory condition that isn’t subsiding with at-home measures, you should visit HealthStone Primary Care Partners for evaluation and treatment.

What are the symptoms of upper respiratory conditions?

The symptoms of an upper respiratory condition depend on their type and severity, as well as your underlying health. If you have an upper respiratory condition, you might have certain symptoms, such as:

  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Sinus and nasal congestion
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Breathing troubles
  • Scratchy, tickly throat
  • Watery eyes
  • Aching muscles and bones
  • Headaches
  • Chills

In some cases, you might also experience nausea and vomiting, as well as a fever.

What causes upper respiratory conditions?

Different upper respiratory conditions have different causes or factors that can exacerbate the condition. Most upper respiratory conditions are caused by a virus or bacteria that inflames or irritates certain parts of your upper respiratory system. For example, most colds are caused by rhinoviruses.

Many upper respiratory conditions are contagious, such as a common cold, where you must come into contact with someone who’s infected with one of the cold viruses to catch it yourself. Viruses can spread through the air when an infected person sneezes or coughs on you or by direct contact if they touch you.

You’re more likely to develop upper respiratory conditions if you have a weakened immune system or underlying chronic conditions or illnesses.

How are upper respiratory conditions treated?

Most upper respiratory conditions subside on their own. However, some require clinical care by a qualified physician. Medical treatments for upper respiratory conditions include:

  • Antibiotics or antiviral medications
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Saline nasal drops
  • Prescription decongestants, antihistamines, and other medications

The bothersome symptoms of upper respiratory conditions can really darken your day and increase your risk of developing other health conditions. Take action and alleviate or diminish your symptoms with the help of HealthStone Primary Care Partners. Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule your appointment today.