Respiratory illnesses can include a variety of problems, including colds, flu, runny noses, coughs, and sore throats. Some children may also have chronic illnesses that affect the breathing system, including asthma and cystic fibrosis (CF).
If you, a family member, or a friend suffers from a respiratory problem, this information may help you better understand the condition.
Online Source: Centers for Disease Control and Preventionhttp://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/antibiotic-use/URI/colds.html
Online Source: Centers for Disease Control and Preventionhttp://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/asthma.htm
Online Source: Cystic Fibrosis Foundationhttp://www.cff.org/AboutCF/Faqs/
Online Source: American Lung Associationhttp://www.lungusa.org/lung-disease/influenza/in-depth-resources/facts-about-the-common-cold.html
Online Source: National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseaseshttp://www3.niaid.nih.gov/topics/commonCold/overview.htm
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Bass, Pat F. III, MD, MPH
Online Medical Reviewer: Fraser, Marianne, MSN, RN
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