Ibrahim Muqbil Alanazi, Osama Assalloum Alanazi, Manal Taher Hakami, Meqbel Majed Alshelawi, Khalid hammad al shammari
Background: URTIs is a common disease with a high morbidity among children andresulted in repeated unnecessary administration of antibiotics except in the case of persistent infection and bacterial type. Objective: This study aimed at available and proper management criteria for URTIs among children. Methods: The online medical database was searched then the English articles from 2009 – 2020 were included in the review. Results: There were 28 studies included that answered the question about the available and proper management criteria for URTIs. Conclusion: this disease is self-limiting and the medications are used for treatment of the symptoms. Antivirals can be taken with analgesics but if there is no bacterial infection, antibiotics shouldn’t be prescribed. However, early antibiotic medications could be administrated among patients with acute otitis media, hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis, epiglottitis, or bronchitis caused by pertussis. Keywords: Management, Upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), children, KSA.