Sinusitis

Sinusitis Respiratory Conditions Sinuses are air-filled spaces in the bone behind the cheeks and forehead. Sinusitis is an inflammation or infection of the sinuses. It is usually viral, typically caused by the same viruses that cause colds. Other causes include...

Shortness of Breath

Shortness of Breath Respiratory Conditions Difficulty breathing is often frightening, and can be symptom of ailments as serious heart attack or other heart problems (see “Chest Pain”). However, it may also signal a wide range of other conditions, including asthma,...

Laryngitis (Hoarse Voice)

Laryngitis (Hoarse Voice) Respiratory Conditions Laryngitis is inflammation of the voice box (larynx) causing hoarseness. It is usually caused by a viral infection such as a cold. Other causes include excessive talking, yelling, or singing; smoking; and reflux of...

Flu (Influenza)

Flu (Influenza) Respiratory Conditions Influenza, or “the flu”, is an infection of the nose, throat, airways, and muscles. It is not the same thing as the common cold. It is usually much more severe, causing very high fevers, muscle pain, headache, fatigue, chills,...

Colds

Colds Respiratory Conditions The common cold is an infection of the nose, throat, ears, and sinuses caused by any one of hundreds of viruses. Symptoms can include a runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough, body aches, and fever. Coughing, sneezing, or touching hands...

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis (Allergies / Hay Fever) Respiratory Conditions Symptoms of allergic rhinitis include coughing, sneezing, itchy throat and eyes, and clear nasal discharge. Some common triggers include pollen, mold or mildew, animal dander, and dust mites. Seasonal...