HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - In this week's Neighborhood Healthwatch we discuss Upper Respitory Infections and how to treat them.
Out in Innsbrook, Dr. Edwin Robinson is treating upper respiratory infections or URI's.
URI's could be anything from the common cold, to influenza, tonsillitis, and other illnesses.
The best way to prevent this type of sickness is to wash your hands and have a well balanced lifestyle. A flu shot can help as well.
Most URI's will run their course so it is the symptoms that need to be treated. Antibiotics usually won't help and could weaken your resistance to future bugs.