Antihistamines work by getting rid of histamines, a substance the body makes when you have an allergic reaction. Can they help you treat a cold or flu?
While no medication can cure the flu or a cold, plenty of drugs can help you feel better. What should you know?
Cough suppressants (antitussives) are popular cough remedies — but who should use them, when are they pointless, who should steer clear, and what are the alternatives?
Expectorants make you cough more, which actually is a good thing. Can expectorants treat your flu or cold and what are some natural alternatives?
When you are found to have a suspicious density on your lung, the best option is to treat it to reduce the chances of developing a lung abscess. Numerous therapies are available based on the origins of your infection but can have side effects too.
When it comes to lung densities on imaging studies, it is important to diagnose them as quickly as possible in order to begin treatment. That is usually much easier said than done, however, and treatments can be delayed as you wait for a proper diagnosis.
When it comes to asthma, the choice is clear about what treatment options patients can take to get better. Asthma inhalers are usually filled with corticosteroids but there are some significant risks and benefits that you need to know before you inhale.
Once you suspect that you may have acute bronchitis, your first thought may be that you need a course of antibiotics. You'd be wrong, and here's why.
A fungus that can cause a lot of grief in some patients would be Blastomycosis. It has symptoms that can be clinically silent but it is also potentially deadly if the disease spreads out without treatment. It can appear similar to pneumonia so watch out!
When going out into the desert, the last thing you would expect is to catch a cold. It is unlikely but when you start having symptoms similar to this disease, there could be a dangerous fungus that could be causing the cascade of symptoms.