More on cough


Pneumonia is an infection of the lower respiratory tract affecting the lungs partly or as a whole. It presents with productive cough, fever and chest pain.

The mechanism of cough

How do we cough? What happens in you throat and lungs? This action reminds one of a pressure cooker blowing off steam.

Identify your child's cough

Does your child have a cough that worries you? Why not listen to the sound of these coughs online to see whether any of them sound familiar.

When to see a doctor

If you have a chronic cough, constant sputum production, shortness of breath or have been exposed to known risk factors, you should see a doctor.

Mucus disease

Sister Lilian broaches a topic that makes most parents shudder. She shows readers how to analyse their children’s (or even their own) mucus for easy and effective home treatment

More on child health

See the list of childhood diseases and conditions here - click on the links for more information.

Whooping cough code cracked

An international team of scientists has published the complete gene map of the bacterium that causes the infectious disease whooping cough.

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