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Discussion: Mr. Smith brings his 4-year-old to your office with chief complaints of right ear pain, sneezing, mild cough, and low-grade fever of 100 degrees for the last 72 hours. Today, the child is alert, cooperative, and well hydrated. You note a mildly erythemic throat with no exudate, both ears mild pink tympanic membrane with good movement, lungs clear. You diagnose an acute upper respiratory infection, probably viral in nature. Mr. Smith is states that the family is planning a trip out of town starting tomorrow and would like an antibiotic just in case.

Create a communication plan for Mr. Smith and/or families for both prescriptive and non-prescriptive drug therapies. Describe what you would tell Mr. Smith and the child. Provide resources that Mr. Smith could access which would provide information concerning your decision.

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School: Duke University

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For Mr. Smith and Family


An acute upper respiratory infection is
a common infection among both
children and adults. While the
infection is not life-threatening, it
causes a lot of discomfort which
compels the infected persons to seek
medical help.
The infection is transmittable and
usually affects the upper part of an
individual’s respiratory tract such as The upper respiratory tract
the throat, larynx, bronchi and the
In most circumstances, when it affects
children, it becomes very disturbing
since the children may not have a
strong disease fighting system (Hao et
al, 2015). That may lead to frequent
visits to medical facilities.

There is a host of families of viruses
that are responsible for the
occurrence of the acute upper
respiratory infection. Some of the
groups of viruses include
parainfluenza, respiratory syncytial
virus (RSV), human
metapneumovirus and coronavirus
among others.
When the viruses get access to the
body, they attack the mucosa layer
on the upper airway. However,
when the pathogens get access to
the body, the body’s defense
systems spring into action (Hao et
al, 2015). For example, the tonsils
and adeneoids contain immune cells
which fi...

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