Lungs, Breathing & Allergies

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Sinus Headache

Sinus Infections That Don’t Quit: When You Should Worry

Tags: antibiotics, colds, sinus, sinusitis

Sinus infections generally just need liquids and rest to resolve. But in rare cases, things could turn serious. That's why it's important to keep your doctor looped in, especially if symptoms last more than seven to 10 days.


woman with hand over throat

Feeling Short of Breath? You May Have Asthma

Tags: asthma, asthma attack, asthmatic, breathing machine, exercise-induced asthma

If you have a lingering cough or cold, wheezing or shortness of breath, you may have asthma. It's a good idea to see your doctor, get tested and improve your quality of life.


Child Coughing

What You Need to Know about Virus Sweeping the Midwest

Tags: asthma, cold, cough, news, wash hands

A rare virus similar to the common cold is infecting U.S. children across the Midwest and West. While the virus is not deadly, some children are at risk for developing serious problems.


e-cigarette

New Research: E-Cigs Safer Alternative to Regular Cigarettes

Tags: cancer, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, lung cancer, quit smoking, smoking, smoking cessation, stop smoking

The popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) has outpaced available scientific data. Now, a new analysis supports e-cigs as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes.


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Salt Debate, Techy Moms and Other News of the Week

Tags: colon cancer, growing pains of parenting, lung transplant, news, salt, vitamin D, vitamins and supplements

Here is this week’s round-up of stories from around the Web featuring Cleveland Clinic experts that we know you won’t want to miss.


Lung Washing

How “Lung Washing” Helps Patients Breathe Again (Video)

Tags: innovation, lung disease, PAP, pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

The lung disease pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) leaves people gasping for air and relying on oxygen. But there’s hope for cleaner airways through a “lung washing” procedure.


woman with swollen fingers trying to put on necklace

4 Questions You May Have About Scleroderma

Tags: interstitial lung disease, lung disorders, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, scleroderma, skin, skin care

Scleroderma is a rare disease of the autoimmune system that many people haven’t heard of. Yet recognizing the symptoms can help you get treatment faster – and provide the best chance for a successful outcome.


anatomy of human lungs in x-ray view

Tiny Coils Help COPD Patients to Breathe Easier

Tags: bronchitis, bronchodilators, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), COPD, emphysema, lung disease, lung disorders, lungs, shortness of breath

Doctors and researchers are testing a new procedure that doesn't involve surgery to help patients with a devastating lung disease called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).


pollen

Allergies? Why You Might Develop Asthma This Spring

Tags: allergies, allergy, asthma, step into spring

Whenever the pollen count goes up, so does the number of new asthma cases. Allergists predict seeing a number of new asthma cases this spring because of the coming bad allergy season.


little girl sneezing

Spring Allergies: 8 Top Ways to Help Your Child

Tags: allergies, asthma, asthma attack, asthmatic, Be Well e-News, celebrate spring, cough, pollen, seasonal allergies, step into spring, wheezing

It's the time of year when allergies become a nuisance for your child. Learn about spring allergy symptoms and treatments for children, including pollen avoidance and OTC medication strategies.