Chest Infection

A chest infection usually refers to an infection of the lungs, and in common usage often refers to a bacterial infection of the lungs. This is a fairly common complication of many viral respiratory infections, such as a common cold, flu, and so on. Pneumonia is the usual result of ...

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Introduction: Chest Infection

Chest infections (bronchitis) There are different types of chest infections, ranging from the simple acute bronchitis that comes on with a cold, to more serious infections such as pneumonia and tuberculosis. This page tells you about acute bronchitis. ...Source: New Zealand Health ...1

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Symptoms of Chest Infection

At first, bronchitis usually affects your nose, sinuses and throat. Then it spreads to the airways leading to your lungs. The symptoms of acute bronchitis may include:

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Causes of Chest Infection

There are different types of chest infections, ranging from the simple acute bronchitis that comes on with a cold, to more serious infections such as pneumonia and tuberculosis. ...Source: New Zealand Health2 ...

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Causes List for Chest Infection

Some possible causes of Chest Infection or similar disorders may include:3

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Treatments: Chest Infection

Chest infections

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Prevention of Chest Infection

Prevention

  • Avoiding people with coughs and colds will help reduce the risk of getting bronchitis. If you have a cough, cover your mouth with your sleeve when you cough to reduce the risk of passing it on. Hand washing also ...
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References

  1. Source: New Zealand Health: health.govt.nz/ your-health/ conditions-and-treatments/ diseases-and-illnesses/ chest-infections-bronchitis
  2. ibid.
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: NCI (NIH): cancer.gov/ about-cancer/ treatment/ side-effects/ cardiopulmonary-pdq

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