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Pneumonia in Children: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Pneumonia in Children

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, and it is caused by many different types of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, fungi and even parasites. In many cases, pneumonia in children comes following infection from influenza, adenovirus, croup and RSV, as well as other common types of illness including what is often the culprit, an upper respiratory infection. In children, it may be somewhat easier to determine the type of underlying infection that is causing the illness.

In cases of viral pneumonia, symptom onset may be delayed

Chronic Bronchitis Symptoms – What to Pay Attention to?

Chronic Bronchitis Symptoms

Bronchitis is a condition in which the airways in the lungs become inflamed. In some cases, this occurs acutely, either from illness or allergies. However in other cases, bronchitis can last for periods of over three months or, keep coming back time and time again. This is referred to as chronic bronchitis, which can lead to obstructive chronic bronchitis in time as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.

Chronic bronchitis is most commonly caused by

Bronchitis in Children: Types, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Bronchitis in Children

Bronchitis is a condition in which the mucus producing lining of the bronchial tubes, which are the airways that connect the lungs to the windpipe, becomes inflamed. The condition comes in two forms. Acute is the name given to bronchitis when it occurs as a singular illness for a shorter period of time, lasting up to three weeks and does not regularly recur. Chronic bronchitis, and the more severe obstructive chronic bronchitis, is related to long lasting bouts of the condition, where symptoms persist