Influenza treatment

Influenza (the flu) is a viral infection that causes a sudden onset of high fevers, cough, sore throat, aches and

Influenza – the flu

Most of us have had our fair share of colds and flu, especially during winter months. But while a cold

Common cold treatments

Nothing will cure a cold, but there are treatments available that can help you feel better. With plenty of rest

Pleurisy: what you need to know

What is pleurisy? Pleurisy is inflammation of the pleura — the thin, 2-layer protective membrane that covers the lungs and

Cough: dry cough

A dry cough is a cough where no phlegm or mucus is produced (known as non-productive). A dry cough is


What is tuberculosis? Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious, potentially fatal, infection caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Since the introduction

Voice changes

Changes to the voice happen frequently with a number of minor illnesses. Most of us have experienced having a ‘croaky’

Peak flow meters

Some people with asthma use a peak flow meter to help manage their asthma. However, peak flow measuring may not

Pneumonia in children

Respiratory tract infections are very common in children. Occasionally these infections will develop into pneumonia (inflammation of the lungs). Symptoms


What is bronchiolitis? Bronchiolitis is a viral chest infection, seen mainly in autumn and winter. It tends to affect babies

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