Archive | April, 2017

Asthmatic bronchitis

Asthmatic bronchitis is the development of acute bronchitis in an individual suffering from asthma. When it comes to acute bronchitis, it is a respiratory disease that brings about inflammation in the bronchi. This resulting inflammation results to respiratory congestion and shortness of breath. As for asthma, it causes inflamed airways which leads to shortness of […]

Scarlet fever

Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection brought about by the Streptococcus A group which is also responsible for strep throat. It was once a common ailment and capable of causing serious complications but it is now relatively rare. The condition is called “scarlet fever” due to its distinctive red rash that is accompanied by fever […]

Dengue hemorrhagic fever

Dengue hemorrhagic fever is a dangerous complication of dengue infection which is a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes. Even though the disease is rare in developed countries, it remains as a leading cause of illness and death in tropical and sub-tropical countries. The condition is characterized by fever that lasts for 2 days up to […]

Acute sinusitis

Acute sinusitis involves inflammation of the sinuses or hollow spaces in the skull. The inflammation is typically triggered by various infectious organisms including viruses, bacteria or fungi. Generally, the condition is the result of inflammation, blockage and congestion caused by an allergy or common cold. It can also be due to a sinus blockage from […]

Ear burning sensation

The ear burning sensation in, on or around the ear might cause it to feel inflamed, swollen and tender as well as warm to the touch. Various causes of burning and inflammation are associated to an infection which occurs if viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms enter the body. The immune system reacts by triggering symptoms […]

Croup

Croup is characterized as inflammation of the throat that involves the larynx and trachea. It is described as having a bark-like cough and high-pitched sound during inhalation. The cough is usually worse at night time. The condition usually affects young children especially those between the ages of 3 months and 5 years. It is often […]

Back spasm

Back spasm is an abrupt and involuntary contraction or uncontrolled tightening of a muscle. It is usually a response to weakness, strain, overuse or muscle pain linked to a disorder or injury. The spasm often occurs close to the spinal cord or nerve roots the lead in and out of the spinal cord. This places […]

What is wheezing?

Wheezing is a whistle-like sound produced during inhalation or exhalation. This can occur from either 2 respiratory conditions – congestion within the lungs or diminished airway due to constricted airways. What are the usual causes of wheezing? The typical causes of wheezing include infection, asthma, pneumonia or bronchitis. Other common causes include bronchiectasis, chronic obstructive […]