Manchester Child Lung Clinic

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Clinic Timing

BMI Alexandra Hospital

Tuesday: 6.30pM - 8pm

Spire Manchester Hospital

Friday: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Common Respiratory Conditions

I have often been asked as to whether cough is good or bad for the person. Cough is a reflex action to clear the airways from mucus and other trapped irritants (like dust ad smoke). In itself, it is distressing, both for the child and their parents and carers, but I consider them beneficial to the body as it helps clearing the chest.

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Asthma is a long-term condition that affects your airways (bronchus - the tubes that carry air in and out of our lungs). The asthmatic airways are somewhat ‘sensitive’ and ‘inflamed’ and ready to react to a variety of stimuli (also known as triggers) when they come in contact. These triggers may be allergic or non allergic in nature.

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Wheezing a common childhood respiratory symptom . The British Thoracic Society describe wheezing as ‘a continuous high-pitched musical sound coming from the chest’. It is a high pitched squeaky sound that comes deep down from the chest but may often be confused with sounds originating from the nose (snoring).

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Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that most often infects the lungs although it may affect any other body organ. TB is spread from person to person through the air and is preventable. When patients with TB involving their lungs cough, sneeze or spit, they propel the TB germs (microscopic droplets) into the air.

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Croup is a common childhood medical condition that results in the swelling of the voice box (larynx), the windpipe (trachea) and the airways to the lungs (the bronchi). Children develop a characteristic barking cough and a harsh sound when breathing in (stridor). They may also developed a muffled and hoarse voice and breathing difficulties in severe cases.

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Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs (alveoli) in one or both lungs. Lungs may fill with fluid or pus (purulent material), causing a number of symptoms like cough with phlegm or pus, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing. A large variety of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses and fungi) and chemicals (like oil) can cause pneumonia.

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