Treatment of URI Herzing
Scenario: You are seeing a 34-year-old multi-race female who is a school counselor.
She reports a 3-day history of a sore throat, rhinorrhea, nasal stuffiness and postnasal drip.
She states she thinks she may be running a low-grade fever but reports she has not actually taken her temperature.
She reports feeling tired.
She has a history of migraine headaches for which she utilizes ibuprofen as needed. She has a script for Maxalt if needed however reports she hasn’t used that in several years.
She is on hormonal contraceptive management. BP 112/66, P 68, Resp 18, Temp 98.7, SpO2 99% on RA
On your exam you note clear nasal discharge, tympanic membranes are pearly gray, posterior pharynx is erythematous, no tonsillar enlargement noted.
Breath sounds are clear bilateral.
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