Upper respiratory symptoms

What Are Upper Respiratory Symptoms?

Upper respiratory symptoms are common medical complaints, involving the upper portion of the respiratory system. This includes the nose, throat, sinuses and ears. Symptoms vary based on the underlying illness or infection. Common symptoms include congestion, sneezing, sore throat and runny nose.

Common Upper Respiratory Symptoms

  • Sneezing
  • Itchy nose and throat
  • Runny nose or nasal congestion
  • Scratchy throat
  • Postnasal drip
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Fever
  • Earache and pressure
  • Loss of sense of smell

If you notice any of these upper respiratory symptoms, consult your physician as soon as possible to determine the underlying cause and necessary treatment.