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Here is a quick mnemonic “RESPIRATORY to remember about Nonspecific Upper Respiratory Infection Treatment

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Nonspecific Upper Respiratory Infection Treatment : How To Remember Easily ?

  • N – Nasal congestion can be managed with nasal decongestants such as oxymetazoline.
  • O – Opioids, while effective at relieving cough, are associated with somnolence, dysphoria, constipation, and addiction.
  • N – Nasal drops and bulb suctioning can help with nasal congestion.
  • S – Saline nasal irrigation is ineffective and of questionable benefit.
  • P – Patients should rest and drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.
  • E – Echinacea is ineffective and of questionable benefit.
  • C – Chest pain (other than from a pulled muscle) is a red flag symptom and should prompt seeking care.
  • I – Inhaled steam is ineffective and of questionable benefit.
  • F – Fever of >102°F is a red flag symptom and should prompt seeking care.
  • I – Intranasal glucocorticoids are ineffective and of questionable benefit.
  • C – Chinese medicinal herbs are ineffective and of questionable benefit.

Mnemonic : NONSPECIFIC

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department
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