When to see a doctor for an Upper Respiratory Infection

By Allon Mordel, MD
Medically reviewed
December 9, 2020

We recommend you see a doctor if you have shortness of breath, if symptoms persist for more than 10 days or if you have a fever lasting more than 2 days (despite taking fever meds). Some over-the-counter meds that will help suppress symptoms are Tylenol Cold, Robitussin DM, and Vicks DayQuil. Otherwise, we recommend rest, fluids and, if symptoms persist or worsen, text with a doctor and continue the conversation with K.

K Health articles are all written and reviewed by MDs, PhDs, NPs, or PharmDs and are for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute and should not be relied on for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of any treatment.

Allon Mordel, MD

Allon Mordel is the Senior Medical Director, Clinical Product at K Health. Dr. Mordel is a graduate of the University of Georgia and served as an EMT for the city and county services. He was accepted into residency at the NYU/ Bellevue Emergency Medicine Residency Program where he distinguished himself and became Chief Resident on his way to becoming an Attending Physician.