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Upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) is a common viral infection that affects the nose, throat and airways. It usually resolves within 10 days. It spreads by coughs and sneezes, kissing or shared drinks or touching a contaminated surface.
Symptoms usually resolve in two weeks and include:
- Scratchy or sore throat
- Stuffy nose
Treatment includes rest and medication to relieve symptoms. Homeopathic treatment is individualistic by identifying the characteristic symptoms of the respiratory infections. In case of acute respiratory infection caused by the sudden onset of throat pain a single dose of Aconite gives total relief. But, if the infection is settled in throat with marked redness then Belladonna and Heper Sulph are used depending upon the progress of the disease.