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    1. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection - Cause

      Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is highly contagious, meaning it spreads easily from person to person.

    2. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - Medications

      Medication for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is used to reduce shortness of breath, control any coughing and wheezing, and to prevent and reduce a rapid, sometimes sudden, and prolonged worsening of cough, amount of mucus, and/or shortness of breath (COPD exacerbation). Most people with COPD find that medications make breathing easier.Bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroids are

    3. Pneumonia - Topic Overview

      Pneumonia is a lung infection that can make you very sick. You may cough, run a fever, and have a hard time breathing. For most people, pneumonia can be treated at home. It often clears up in 2 to 3 weeks.

    4. Medical History for Pneumonia - Topic Overview

      Your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and how many days you have had them. If he or she thinks you may have pneumonia,your doctor will want to know whether you have: A cough that brings up mucus (productive cough). Your doctor may ask you to cough up a sample of the mucus for testing. If your pneumonia is not caused by bacteria or a virus,your coughing may not bring up mucus (a ...

    5. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Topic Overview

      Other tests for lung infections,such as pneumonia and acute bronchitis,may include: Blood tests or cultures. Blood tests may help determine whether antibodies to a specific organism that can cause pneumonia are present or whether specific viruses,such as influenza (flu) or respiratory syncytial virus (RSV),are present. A test for blood urea nitrogen (BUN) can help tell how serious an ...

    6. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Medications

      Doctors use antibiotics to treat pneumonia caused by bacteria. Your doctor chooses an antibiotic after considering your age, your symptoms, how severe your pneumonia is, and other factors.

    7. Lung Function Tests

      Lung function tests (also called pulmonary function tests, or PFTs) evaluate how well your lungs work.

    8. COPD: Handling a Flare-Up - What Is AAT Deficiency Testing?

      A blood test can measure the amount of alpha1 - antitrypsin in your blood. You may have AAT deficiency if your levels are low or if the blood test is not able to find any AAT in your blood. If your AAT level is lower than normal, the blood sample can be tested to look for the type of alpha1 - antitrypsin. People who carry the changed gene may be more at risk for symptoms if they have a certain typ

    9. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Topic Overview

      Traveling while you are on oxygen therapy usually is possible if you plan ahead. Travel by plane: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved several models of portable oxygen concentrators that can be brought on an airplane. If you have a portable oxygen concentrator,make sure it is FAA-approved before you bring it on an airplane. You cannot take your own oxygen tanks on an ...

    10. COPD: Handling a Flare-Up - Topic Overview

      Spirometry is the best test to assess lung function. It often is used to evaluate a person who has a chronic cough and sputum ( mucus ) production and a history of risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),even if shortness of breath is not present. It is also used to determine whether a specific therapy has improved lung function or whether your lung disease is getting ...

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