Conditions list medically reviewed by George Krucik, MD, MBA
Find information about chemical burns and how to prevent them. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of chemical burns.
Asthma can make breathing difficult and cause coughing and wheezing. Find out what treatments and lifestyle changes can help.
Smoking is the leading cause of emphysema, a disease of the lungs that makes it hard to breathe. Learn more about how emphysema affects you and how it's treated.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of progressive lung diseases. Here's what you should know about symptoms, diagnosis, and management.
Anaphylaxis can occur when you have a severe reaction to certain allergens. Learn what the symptoms are and what to do if this happens.
Learn about the causes and symptoms of chronic bronchitis, how to get tested, and when to seek treatment.
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. General symptoms include chest pain, fever, cough, and trouble breathing.
A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that occurs in the lungs. It can damage part of the lung and other organs and decrease oxygen levels in the blood.
Burns are characterized by severe skin damage that causes the affected cells to die. Most people can recover from burns without serious health consequences.
Learn about sarcoidosis and its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and potential complications.
Food allergies are overblown responses by the immune system to foods that aren't typically harmful - like eggs and peanuts. Continue reading and learn more about food…
There are two main types of lung cancer: non-small cell and small-cell. Learn about how these lung cancers are caused, your treatment options, and more.
Common colds and influenza are contagious infections that affect the respiratory system. Both are airborne illnesses, spread through coughing and sneezing. Shared…
A drug allergy is an allergic reaction to a medication. Find out how to know if you have one and what to do about it.
Small cell lung cancer is a very aggressive form of lung cancer. Learn about small cell lung cancer symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer. Learn more about it.
How is aspiration pneumonia different from other pneumonias, and what are the causes, symptoms, and risk factors?
Valley fever is an infection caused by the Coccidioides fungus. Learn about valley fever symptoms, causes, treatment, prevention, and more.
Cystic fibrosis causes severe damage to the respiratory and digestive systems. Learn about its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
Anyone can swallow a foreign object, but infants and toddlers are at a higher risk. Read on to learn how it's treated.
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