Upper Respiratory Infection (cont.)
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Upper Respiratory Infection Complications
Most colds resolve on their own with few complications. Sometimes, the inflammation caused by the upper respiratory infection may cause drainage problems within the sinuses or the middle ear, which can create the potential of secondary bacterial infections such as sinusitis or otitis media.
If not enough fluid is taken, dehydration is always a potential complication of infection.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/12/2016
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