My eight-year-old was diagnosed with asthma at nine months after being hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). They had hoped he would out grow it. … [Read more...] about Can RSV Bronchiolitis Permanently Damaged My Son’s Lungs?
I have twins that have been diagnosed with reactive airway disease; how is this different from Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome? Also, we are putting in a … [Read more...] about Reactive Airways Disease And Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome
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I have a chronic cough that has plagued me for over ten years. I am 63 years old. I have had CAT scans, X-rays, tests for asthma and even a bronchoscope. All … [Read more...] about What Can Be Done About My Chronic Cough?
I have had a very congested nose for months now and have been using a nasal spray. I know I'm having an adverse reaction to it but I don't know how to stop it. … [Read more...] about An Alternative To Nasal Sprays To Relieve Congestion
For reasons which I have never understood, a diagnosis of bronchitis seems to inspire considerable fear in many people, and their relief on being assured that … [Read more...] about Bronchitis Symptoms In Adults
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The cooler winter air helps us all breathe a bit easier: Literally. Smog (air pollution) is more common in the warm and humid months and less likely to smudge … [Read more...] about Young Lungs Hurt Most By Smog
Bronchitis is the inflammation of the bronchi -- the airways in our lungs. Most people with bronchitis have a persistent, productive cough. Doctors describe … [Read more...] about What Is Chronic Bronchitis And Who Gets It?
What's in your mouth may affect how well your lungs work, suggests a new study published in the Journal of Periodontology. Researchers have found a link between … [Read more...] about Bad Teeth And Gums = Breathing Problems?