Asthma and Allergy

Asthma and Allergy

Asthma is a common condition which produces a significant workload for general practice,hospital outpatient clinics and inpatient admissions. It is clear that much of this morbidity relates to poor management particularly the under use of preventative medicine. The diagnosis of asthma is a clinical one; there is no standardised definition of the type, severity or… Continue reading

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Rhinitis

Head and Neck, Ear Nose Throat

Rhinitis refers to inflammation of the nasal passages. This inflammation can cause a variety of annoying symptoms, including sneezing, itching, nasal congestion, runny nose, and postnasal drip (the sensation that mucus is draining from the sinuses down the back of the throat). Brief episodes of rhinitis are usually caused by respiratory tract infections with viruses… Continue reading

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Bronchiolitis (and RSV, respiratory syncytial virus)

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What is bronchiolitis?  Bronchiolitis an infection that affects a part of the lungs called the “bronchioles.” The bronchioles are the small, branching tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. When these tubes are infected, they get swollen and full of mucus . That makes it hard to breathe. Bronchiolitis usually affects children younger… Continue reading

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Allergy to penicillin and related antibiotics

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Serious allergies to penicillin are common, with about 10 percent of people reporting an allergy. However, most people who believe they are allergic can take penicillin without a problem, either because they were never truly allergic or because their allergy to penicillin has resolved over time.People who have a remote history of allergic reaction to… Continue reading

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