Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Is The Function Of The Nose In The Respiratory System

Share
1

1
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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
7 doctors shared insights

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


3

3
How can respiratory therapists help sick/stuffy nose babies?

How can respiratory therapists help sick/stuffy nose babies?

They can't: You can help with some saline nasal spray. If it persists, you need to see your pediatrician or an ent. A respiratory therapist is usually a hospital based allied health professional who helps with respiratory care in the hospital... Ventilation management. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What could be causing my tight chest ? I have sores in my nose i'm wondering weather an infection could have spread to my chest . Maybe respiratory

What could be causing my tight chest ? I have sores in my nose i'm wondering weather an infection could have spread to my chest . Maybe respiratory

Need to see Doc.: Chest tightness may suggest bronchial asthma, chronic sinus infection, polyps etc/ certainly a viral infection that spreads to the lung can cause chest tightness and wheezing. Respiratory evaluation, exam and spirometry is necessary. Saline nasal lavage and bronchodilators prescribed by your doc may help. ...Read more

5

5
My 4 year old lol is getting frequent respiratory infections with runny nose, cough and fever. Her BT shows Relative neutrophilia. please help.

My 4 year old lol is getting frequent respiratory infections with runny nose, cough and fever. Her BT shows Relative neutrophilia. please help.

Recurrent URI: If your child is attending daycare that is a very good reason for recurrent URI, her elevated neutrophil count is expected as a response to these infections, make sure she is up to date with her immunization & annual flu vaccine, give her vitamins daily & healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits & vegitables. IF this problem continues check back with her pediatrician. Good luck. ...Read more

7

7
I have been prescribed dexarhina nasal spray for upper respiratory infection, but it does nothing for my stuffy nose, can I replace it with otrivin?

I have been prescribed dexarhina nasal spray for upper respiratory infection,  but it does nothing for my stuffy nose, can I replace it with otrivin?

Well: I presume that dexrhina contains Dexamethasone which should not be used for infection and would not be expected to work. I also presume the Otrivin is a nasal decongestant which can be used but should be limited to no more than 5 days . ...Read more

8

8
I'm a respiratory infection for a few days now and besides the runny nose and head ache I am having a very annoying cough accompanied by chest pain.

I'm a respiratory infection for a few days now and besides the runny nose and head ache I am having a very annoying cough accompanied by chest pain.

Not just 1: Thing to do here. For a patient of mine i would suggest over-the-counter plain Claritin or zyrtec (not with the"d") for the runny nose. 100% avoidance of all (all) milk products. The chest pain is likely from the coughing. If not allergic to it depending on patient size i recommend 1-2 advil + 1 tylenol (acetaminophen) for a patient of mine. As you know, i cannot make such medical recommendations for you. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Oscar Novick
1 doctor shared a insight

Respiratory (Definition)

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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
1,167 doctors shared insights

Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more