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Symptoms of Pneumonia

Symptoms of Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a lung infection in which the air sacs, called alveoli, become inflamed and fill with fluid.  Bronchitis, on the other hand, is much more common and describes inflammation of the air passageways (trachea and bronchial tubes) going down to the lungs....

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When To See Your Doctor For A Cough

When To See Your Doctor For A Cough

A common dilemma, especially this time of year, is when to see a physician for a cough. Many acute (sudden/recent) coughs are caused by viral infections, and will usually resolve within 10-14 days without need for a physician's visit or prescription medication.  In...

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When to go to the Doctor for a Cold

When to go to the Doctor for a Cold

Countless trips are made to health care providers for upper respiratory symptoms when the appointment was felt not to be necessary. Here are five signs and symptoms that physicians view as important in determining whether a "cold" needs treatment. This list is not...

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