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 or respiratory syncytial virus infects your airways and lungs. Learn more the causes, treatment, prevention and how you can stop the virus from spreading.
Chest infections are common in people of all ages and may occur with a cold or the flu. Learn more about chest infection causes, symptoms and treatments.
Doxycycline is an antibiotic medicine. This page explains what doxycycline is used for, how it works, its risks and other treatment options available in its place.
Trusted information about respiratory conditions from leading Australian health organisations, including links to glucocorticosteroids.
Colds and flu (influenza)
Trusted information on the common cold and flu (influenza) including their differences, causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments, plus current flu activity levels in Australia.
Grass allergy causes someone to have an allergic reaction to grass pollen spread by the wind. Learn more about its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Croup is very common inflammation is usually caused by the same viruses that cause the common cold and the symptoms are very similar. Find more about croup symptoms, plus links to trusted resources.
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.