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Most coughs are caused by viruses which inflame the throat, windpipe or lungs. Here are some tips to relieve the symptoms.
Haemoptysis (coughing up blood)
Haemoptysis (hemoptysis) is when you cough up blood from the lungs or bronchial tubes. Learn about the causes and when to seek emergency medical help.
Coughs, colds and ear infections in children
It’s normal for a child to have 8 or more colds per year. Read this article to find out more about common childhood ailments.
Codeine is a medicine that relieves pain and reduces coughing.
This highly infectious disease, which mostly affects the lungs, can be spread through coughing, sneezing, speaking or even singing.
Colds and flu in babies and children
Here is information on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments of coughs, colds and flu in children and babies and when to seek medical advice.
Asthma symptoms can include a cough, wheezing, chest tightness and breathlessness. Learn more about its causes, symptoms and treatment options.
Croup is very common in children under 5 years old. Find out how croup is diagnosed and treated here.
Lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. Learn about the causes and symptoms of, and treatments for, this serious disease.
Whooping cough causes and diagnosis
Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious bacterial infection passed on through close personal contact, sneezing and coughing. Find out more about its diagnosis.