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According to statistics about 30% of the population suffers from some form of an allergy. An allergy (in other words: sensitisation, hypersensitivity) is a disease in which the immune system reacts to substances which are safe for humans (allergens) by triggering an immune system defence. Allergies can have a mild course (e. »
When you catch an infection of the respiratory tract, you usually try to fight the unpleasant condition quickly, using combined products available over the counter in pharmacies and proven home remedies for the common cold and influenza. However, when the symptoms of the infection become stronger despite the treatment, or they simply do not subside for a long time – you usually start wondering whether this is a regular common cold or actual bronchitis.
The most common symptoms of bronchitis, i. »
Pneumonia is a serious infection of the lower respiratory tract. Due to its severe course and the risk of complications it poses a threat to health and life. Remember that even regular rhinitis in infants or newborns may warn of a potential pneumonia risk. »
Bronchitis is a common viral infection of the respiratory tract which attacks both children and adults, in periods of reduced body immunity.
At first, as a result of a viral infection, the cilium epithelium lining the walls of the respiratory tract is damaged. Damage to the epithelium fosters bacterial infections. »
Pneumonia in children is a bacterial infection (less frequently a viral one) of the lower respiratory tract, usually as a result of rhinitis or influenza which has not been fully treated. Due to the risk of a severe illness in small children and possible hazardous complications, it is worth knowing the typical symptoms of pneumonia in order to quickly consult a physician in the case of a suspected diagnosis.
Pneumonia in children produces typical symptoms. »
A cough is a frequent symptom of an infection of the upper respiratory tract (the common cold). It is particularly dangerous for a newborn or an infant because it makes breathing difficult, weakens the baby and prevents sleep.
There are two basic types of cough accompanying the common cold: »
a wet cough – namely productive.