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Dr. John Landi
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Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...Read more


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My head throbs in the temples when I bend over or turn my neck when lying down flat. No history of migraine or recent sinus/upper respiratory infectio?

My head throbs in the temples when I bend over or turn my neck when lying down flat. No history of migraine or recent sinus/upper respiratory infectio?

Check it out: Nothing comes to mind with this history, particularly at your age, but there are unusual things like temporal arteritis etc..and the positional issues are not typical of migraines. My conclusion, see your doctor and let them do a brief exam/history..current meds etc. and perhaps even draw some blood and f/u as needed. ...Read more

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Homedepot WarehouseJob Lots cement and dust. My throat feels like its closing all the time How do I help the throat?I get Uper respiratory infec. Lots

Homedepot WarehouseJob Lots cement and dust. My throat feels like its closing all the time How do I help the throat?I get Uper respiratory infec. Lots

Work Safety: You need to speak with your employer about work safety for all of your coworkers. Cement dust can cause serious problems and you should wear gloves, goggles and an approved N95 mask to avoid this particulate matter. According to OSHA, you should also make sure you eat in an area that does not contain this dust to avoid ingesting it. Consider a change of profession but protect yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am facing cough and infection in throat. Causing me respiratory problems. Please advice.

I am facing cough and infection in throat. Causing me respiratory problems. Please advice.

SEEK Medical Care: I would get to the md if you are having breathing problems. It is possible that you have a pneumonia which requires antibiotics for treatment. ...Read more

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What is respiratory disease? Is that the lungs only, or includes the nose and throat?

What is respiratory disease?  Is that the lungs only, or includes the nose and throat?

Respiratory track: The respiratory system is diveded into upper (nose, sinuses) and lower - lungs it is common for both to be involved i.e., sinus problems and allergy. ...Read more

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Can a viral upper respiratory cold cause throat tightness?

Can a viral upper respiratory cold cause throat tightness?

Throat tightness: What do you mean by "throat tightness"? Are you saying you have difficulty breathing? Difficulty swallowing? Something else? If you feel like your throat is swelling , you may need emergency help. ...Read more

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2wks ago cleaned up (i think) black mold w/o adequate respiratory ppe.Have had a nonproductive cough since.Throat burns.Should i worry or do anything?

2wks ago cleaned up (i think) black mold w/o adequate respiratory ppe.Have had a nonproductive cough since.Throat burns.Should i worry or do anything?

Mold allergy: You might have become allergic to the molds leading to upper and/or lower respiratory illnesses. If this persists for another 2 weeks or getting unbearable , see an allergist. ...Read more

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I've had an itch in my throat for months.Treated for GERD still have the itch.I read about rrp how likely is it to have recurrent respiratory papilloma?

I've had an itch in my throat for months.Treated for GERD still have the itch.I read about rrp how likely is it to have recurrent respiratory papilloma?

SUPER unlikely: Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis is a very rare problem involving the hpv virus (usually type 6 or 11) in the airway. There are juvenile and adult forms. They most commonly present with breathing difficulties (tiring out quickly with activity) or hoarseness. I have never once heard of a patient with rrp complaining of an itchy throat. Reflux is still top contender, or maybe a food allergy. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more