Your respiratory system brings oxygen into your body and helps to remove carbon dioxide. Learn more about how it functions and related conditions.
A pleural effusion is an abnormal buildup of fluid around your lungs. It sits in and expands a space known as the pleural cavity. Find out more about pleural effusion.
Respiratory syncytial virus
RSV infects a person's airways and lungs. Learn about the causes, treatment and prevention of RSV, and how to stop the virus from spreading.
Common in people of all ages, chest infections can occur alongside a cold or flu. Discover more about its causes, symptoms and treatment options.
Trusted information about respiratory conditions from leading Australian health organisations, including links to glucocorticosteroids.
Croup is a common inflammation usually caused by the same viruses as the common cold and the symptoms are very similar.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a virus that can cause severe pneumonia. It spread from China in 2002-2003. Know what to do in a future outbreak.
There is no single test for asthma. Your doctor will decide if you have asthma based on talking to you, examining you and performing some breathing tests.
What causes asthma?
Trusted information on the causes of asthma and factors that increase the likelihood of developing asthma, and links to trusted resources
Perfume stinks: how fragrances can affect your health
Fragrances and fragranced products cause health problems, such as asthma and headaches, in 1 in 3 people. Find out what you can do if you experience symptoms.