In this guide to respiratory infections we will see what are the most common diseases affecting the nose, larynx, pharynx, trachea, bronchi and lungs. The viruses and bacteria responsible for these disorders are numerous, so much so that often can not be identified with precision. Understand and identify the symptoms at the first sign is the most effective weapon to combat the evils of the most common season that exist, and especially becoming worse in the most serious diseases.

The respiratory infections are numerous and very troublesome, however, in most cases, if they are taken in time, are not severe and sometimes even heal in a few days of sun. It is important to combat the first signs , to avoid the risk of serious lung infections, in which case the treatment is very long and heavy and you can go to the hospital.


The symptoms and causes of respiratory infection of the nose and para nasal sinuses are: the posterior nears are closed preventing breathing, nose emits light or purulent secretions, you feel pain on the front, you often have headaches and fever . It is one of the many viruses of the common cold or seasonal flu and you have to wait a few days waiting for it to finish, in case of fever and severe pain in the sinuses and sinusitis can be so in addition to the virus there are also bacteria to complicate the disorder. E ‘should contact your doctor who will prescribe a course of antibiotics.

The symptoms of an infection in the pharynx, larynx and trachea, are: sore throat, dry cough , lack of voice, pain on swallowing, hoarseness. In the pharyngeal tonsils become infected easily, becoming swollen and painful or white patches: tonsillitis is treated with antibiotics and mouthwashes on the advice of the doctor. If the applicant can evaluate the idea of a tonsillectomy, although nowadays it is made ​​only in very severe cases, because it is believed that a first barrier to viruses and bacteria better preserve the bronchi and lungs . If you are missing the tonsils, the infection affects the larynx or trachea and can be viral or bacterial infection: a must visit ENT to make a timely and proper care and prevent the spread of the disease to the final part of the respiratory tract .

The more serious infections affecting the bronchi and lungs and sometimes stem from laryngitis and tracheae neglected: you must always prevent this from happening because lung diseases are serious and recovery is long and complicated. The symptoms are cough, dry or oily, with production of phlegm, sometimes greenish mucus streaked with blood, chest pain, breathing difficulties, asthma and tightness in the chest. In this case it is bronchitis or pleurisy, which can develop into pneumonia symptoms last at least three days without improving, there may be fever, but not always, it feels very weak and can be severe anxiety because you can not breathe. You have to run to the doctor without delay, or to the emergency room if he is absent, because the diseases pulmonary regress spontaneously if not handled properly progressively worsen even leading to death.