Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Treatment & Homeopathic Medicine
According to an article published in the Encyclopedia of Respiratory Medicine, upper respiratory tract infections(URTIs) are one of the most common infections that affect people. URTIs affect the nasal passage, throat, pharynx, larynx and bronchi. Some of the common infections affecting the upper respiratory tract include:
Rhinitis – Irritation and inflammation of the mucous membrane in the nose. It can be categorized into allergic or non-allergic rhinitis.
Sinusitis –Inflammation of the paranasal sinuses
Common cold- Inflammation of the membranes that line the nose and throat
Pharyngitis –Inflammation of the pharynx in the back of the throat
Tonsillitis - Inflammation of the tonsils (2 oval shaped pads of tissues in the back of the throat)
Laryngitis - Inflammation of the larynx (voice box)
Epiglottitis - Inflammation of the epiglottis (the flap at the base of the tongue which prevents food from entering the windpipe)
Tracheitis – Inflammation of the trachea
Accurate diagnosis is imperative for an ideal upper respiratory tract infection treatment. It is not advisable to take antibiotics for upper respiratory tract infection treatment, unless the infection is caused due to bacteria. Most upper respiratory tract infections are contagious in nature. Therefore, any symptoms of URTIs require medical attention. Homeopathy is a safe and effective medium for URTI treatment.
Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Treatment in Homeopathy
Homeopathic medicines are made from natural ingredients. They are therefore free from harmful side-effects and can be safely taken over a period of time. URTI treatment in homeopathy goes to the root cause of the URTI and treats it to ensure long-term relief. Homeopathic upper respiratory tract infection treatment helps improve immunity. This, in turn, aids in bringing down the intensity, frequency and duration of URTIs. Homeopathy is particularly good for the treatment of upper respiratory tract infection in children, as the medicines are free from side-effects and are non-habit-forming. They are also sweet to taste and hence can be easily taken by children.
A study published in The Karger journal evaluated the clinical benefit of a homeopathic add-on therapy.Patients aged between 1 to 65 years, with feverish URTI, were included in the randomized,controlled, multinational clinical trial.One group received on-demand symptomatic standard treatment (paracetamol, ambroxol and/or oxymetazoline) and another group received homeopathic medication plus the same on-demand standard treatment for 7 days. The second group used less symptomatic medication and the symptoms were alleviated 1–2 days earlier. The results showed that homeopathic treatment shortened URTI duration, reduced the use of symptomatic medication and was well tolerated.
Why Dr Batra’s® for treatment of upper respiratory tract infection in children
At Dr Batra’s™, more than 1 lakh patients have been successfully treated with the goodness of homeopathy over the past 35 years. With a patient satisfaction rate of 94% (as authenticated by American Quality Assessors),our expert homeopathic doctors go to the root cause of the URTI to prescribe a suitable upper respiratory tract infection treatment. Our doctors customize URTI treatment plans for every patient, keeping in mind his/her unique symptoms and causes. This helps control the symptoms, increase the disease-free period, build immunity and curb the duration without any side-effects.