What We Treat
The upper respiratory tract consists of the mouth, larynx, pharynx, sinuses and nasal passages. These structures are responsible for directing the air you breathe into the trachea and down to the lungs and back. Along the path, there are mucus membranes that secrete mucus to trap any foreign particles in the air, such as allergens and smoke. These particles are released when you exhale through the nose.
In some cases, the respiratory system may not work as it is supposed to. When this happens, you may begin to feel a tickle in the back of your throat or have issues breathing or coughing non-stop. While the symptoms may vary, if you display any signs of respiratory distress, you should seek bronchitis treatment online. The fact is your condition is only going to get worse as time passes without treatment. If you don’t seek treatment, it may result in a hospital stay.
There are specific names when the affection affects certain areas. This includes:
- Common cold (nasopharyngitis): Inflammation of the nares, pharynx, hypopharynx, uvula, and tonsils
- Sinus infection (sinusitis or rhinosinusitis): Inflammation of the sinuses located around the nose
- Rhinitis: Inflammation of the nasal cavity
- Pharyngitis: Inflammation of the pharynx, uvula, and tonsils
- Laryngitis: Inflammation of the larynx
- Epiglottitis: Inflammation of the upper portion of the larynx or the epiglottis
- Tracheitis: Inflammation of the trachea
- Laryngotracheitis: Inflammation of the larynx and the trachea