PARA INFLUENZA

 

Description

Para influenza refers to a group of viruses that lead to upper and lower respiratory infections

Symptoms

  • Chest pain
  • Cough
  • Croup
  • Fever
  • Runny nose
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Stuffy nose
  • Wheezing

Diagnostic Tests

  • Physical examination
  • Arterial blood gases
  • Blood cultures
  • Chest x-ray
  • CT scan
  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Swab of nose for rapid viral test

Treatment

  • over-the-counter medications like saline nose drops
  • analgesics like (aspirin , acetaminophen )

Lifestyle management

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Avoiding crowds
  • Limiting exposure to day care centers