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125 trusted resources for Respiratory Tract Diseases

  1. Hiccups: why do we hiccup?


    Most of us have experienced hiccups, an uncomfortable, sometimes embarrassing, but usually short-lived experience. But sometimes hiccups persist for a long period of time and can be a sign of serious underlying disease.

  2. Hiccups

    Women's and Children's Health Network

    Hiccups are caused by a sudden, unpredictable tightening of the diaphragm (the muscles at the bottom of the lungs that you use when breathing) sucking air into the lungs.

  3. Hiccups and how to get rid of them!

    Women's and Children's Health Network

    Have you ever had hiccups? Does having hiccups make you feel like laughing? There you are trying to talk....

  4. Hiccups


    Hiccups occur when the diaphragm suddenly contracts and the epiglottis closes. They are usually harmless, but see your doctor if they are persistent or severe.

  5. Antibiotics for respiratory tract infections

    NPS MedicineWise

    Read all about the antibiotics available to treat respiratory tract infections (RTIs) such as colds, flu, pneumonia and sinusitis.

  6. Cough: productive or 'wet' cough -


    A productive or �wet� cough brings up mucus or phlegm, and may be the last symptom left after a sore throat or nasal and sinus congestion.

  7. Pleural effusion

    myVMC Virtual Medical Centre

    Pleural effusion is an accumulation of fluid in the lungs, symptoms include cough, shortness of breath. Lung cancer, pneumonia, and asbestosis are diseases causing plural effusion.

  8. Pleural effusion

    myVMC Virtual Medical Centre

    Information on the symptoms, treatment and diagnosis of pleural effusion by professional health specialists.

  9. Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other respiratory diseases in Australia

    Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

    In 2004-05, Australia spent $3.3 billion directly on the management of respiratory conditions. In 2007-08, general practitioners managed respiratory problems more than any other condition and in 2006 conditions of the respiratory system were the third most common underlying causes of death. This report presents the epidemiology of each of the main respiratory conditions and highlights their differences and similarities. The conditions addressed include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, influenza, pneumonia, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, pneumoconiosis and sleep apnoea.

  10. Sneezing

    Women's and Children's Health Network

    Almost anything that irritates or tickles inside your nose can cause you to sneeze. Dust, pollen and other allergens can cause sneezing.