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Whooping cough

Whooping cough

Whooping cough is an infection caused by a germ called Bordetella pertussis. It can be spread to others through droplets in air, due to coughing. Direct contact with an infected person can cause spreading of the disease. The bacterium infects the cells which lines the airways, grows rapidly and cause the symptoms. Stages Stage 1 […]

Bacterial pneumonia

Bacterial pneumonia

Bacterial pneumonia is a form of lung infection due to certain bacteria that can be potentially fatal. Generally, the most common one to cause this is Streptococcus (pneumococcus). This condition causes your air sacs to become inflamed and may be also filled with fluid, pus, or cellular debris. Pneumonia can also be caused by viruses […]

Pediatric asthma

Pediatric asthma

Pediatric asthma is a condition where the lungs and airways become inflamed with exposure to airborne pollen, cold infections or respiratory infections. Not treated properly can result to a dangerous asthma attacks. Generally, children susceptible to asthma develop this condition by the age of 5. The symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe. Symptoms of […]

How to Treat Pneumonitis?

Pneumonitis is an over-all term that denotes to inflammation of lung tissue. Pneumonia is technically a kind of pneumonitis since the infection causes inflammation. Mostly, doctors are discussing to other grounds of lung inflammation when they use the term “pneumonitis.” Elements that can source pneumonitis include contact to airborne irritants at workplace or from hobbies. […]

How to manage hyperventilation

Hyperventilation is breathing that is deeper and rapid than the normal rate. There is a decrease in the amount of gas in the blood which is also called carbon dioxide. The individual experiences a feeling of lightheadedness, rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath. It can also cause numbness and tingling in the hands or feet, […]