Complications of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

Complications for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

Labyrinthitis: Labyrinthitis usually follows a viral infection, such as a cold or the flu. The infection can spread from the chest, nose, mouth and airways to the inner ear.

Source: NHS Choices UK1

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Reye's syndrome: You should contact your GP if, after having a cold, flu or chickenpox, your child is:

Although it's unlikely these symptoms will be caused by Reye's syndrome, they still need to be checked by a doctor.

Tell your GP if your child has taken aspirin, because the use of aspirin in children has been linked to Reye's syndrome (see below).

But even if your child hasn't taken aspirin, Reye's syndrome shouldn't be ruled out.

Source: NHS Choices UK2

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  1. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ Labyrinthitis/ 
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ Reyes-syndrome/ 

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