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  1. Sarcoidosis

    Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs in the body, but mostly the lungs and lymph glands. Get the facts about sarcoidosis from WebMD.

  2. When a Cold Becomes Bronchitis

    What should you do when a cold turns into bronchitis, also called a chest cold? Find out when you can treat it at home and when you need to see your doctor.

  3. How the Lungs and Respiratory System Work

    WebMD explains how your lungs and respiratory system work by taking in air, removing oxygen and breathing out carbon dioxide.

  4. Breathing Problems: Causes, Tests, and Treatments

    WebMD discusses some common causes of breathing problems, including allergies and asthma. Learn more about breathing problems and how they're diagnosed and treated.

  5. Pulmonary Embolism - Topic Overview

    Information on pulmonary embolism, the sudden blockage of an artery in the lung.

  6. Pneumonia - 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. Pneumonia - What Happens

    After you've been infected with a pneumonia-causing organism, it takes as little as 1 to 3 days or as long as 7 to 10 days for symptoms to appear.

  8. Pneumonia - When To Call a Doctor

    The faster you get treatment, the faster you will get over pneumonia. This is especially true for the very young, for people older than 65, and for anyone with other long - lasting (chronic) health problems, such as asthma.

  9. Pneumonia - Treatment Overview

    Doctors use antibiotics to treat pneumonia caused by bacteria, the most common cause of the condition. You usually will continue to take antibiotics for 5 to 14 days, although you may take them longer if you have an impaired immune system.

  10. Pneumonia - Exams and Tests

    Your doctor will usually diagnose pneumonia by using your medical history, a physical exam, and a chest X - ray. Based on the medical history and physical exam, your doctor may start your treatment right away without doing other tests. The need for more t

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