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chest infection

AsthmaChest & Lung
June 17, 2019

Is mould causing your asthma?

Ever notice that green stuff growing in shady damp areas? It’s called mould. Mould is a microscopic fungus responsible for decomposing dead organic material.
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Chest & Lung
October 27, 2017

Pneumonia – what you need to know

Pneumonia is a lot more common than most people realise. It’s a serious illness, which can be life-threatening if the correct treatment isn’t given timeously. What is pneumonia? pneumonia is an infection of either one, or both, lungs when a person has pneumonia, the alveoli of the lungs become inflamed alveoli are tiny air sacs within the lungs, that allow for the movement of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the lungs and the bloodstream What are the causes for pneumonia? Bacteria: the most common causes are: Streptococcus pneumonia, Haemophilus influensae, Moraxella catarrhalis, TB Viruses: the most common causes are: influenza A and…
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Chest & Lung
February 6, 2017

Home remedies for every type of cough

Your chest is tight, your nose is stuffy and you have a terrible cough!  Coughing is your body’s way of helping you clear your airways of mucus and any other irritants like dust. Although a cough is meant to help you, it feels very uncomfortable and can often be painful if it goes on for a long period. You could try home remedies for relief before going to the doctor.  Before you try them though, it’s important to understand what kind of cough you might have. Speak to one of our doctors to make sure it's not serious. Types of…
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