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Glossary for Acute upper respiratory infection

  • Asthma-like conditions: Medical conditions similar to asthma, or having similar symptoms.
  • Bronchitis: Bronchitis is an inflammation of the air passages within the lungs. It occurs when the trachea and the large and small bronchi within the lungs become inflamed
  • Child health conditions: Any medical conditions typically afflicting children.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Cough: The noise produced from the sudden expulsion of air from the lungs
  • Ear infection: An infection that affects the ear
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Flu-like conditions: Medical conditions similar to flu, or exhibition flu-like symptoms.
  • Nasal congestion: The congestion of the nasal passages.
  • Pneumonia: Infection of the lung by bacteria, viruses or fungus.
  • Respiratory conditions: Any condition that affects the respiratory system
  • Runny nose: Rhinitis is the medical term describing irritation and inflammation of some internal areas of the nose
  • Sinusitis: Sinusitis is an inflammation of the paranasal sinuses.
  • Sneezing: Nasal sneezing often from nasal irritation
  • Sore throat: Discomfort in the throat or with swallowing
  • Sphenoid Sinusitis: Accumulation of mucoid secretions in the sphenoid sinus located deep to the nose, often with subsequent colonisation and infection by bacteria, viruses or fungi

 

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