Akutní respirační infekce - symptomatická samoléčba u dospělých
|Title in English
|Acute respiratory infection - symptomatic self-medication in adults
|Year of publication
|Article in Periodical
|Magazine / Source
|respiratory infections, self-medication
|Addressing respiratory infections is a common reason to visit a pharmacy. Although the cause of problems can be diverse in terms of inducing agents, many of them can be addressed through self-medication. In 2020, COVID-19, which is caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, is a very current topic. Symptomatic treatment is indicated as monotherapy for respiratory infections of primarily viral etiology, otherwise it is administered as an adjunct to causal treatment. We currently have a range of over-the-counter drugs from various pharmacotherapeutic groups. In addition to drugs, phytopharmaceuticals can also be used. An essential part of the treatment is bed rest, plenty of fluids and a light diet supplemented with vitamins.