Although respiratory symptoms are among the most common reasons for which patients seek medical care, this is the first book that discusses the management of all these symptoms in a thorough and systematic manner. Prior references have been disease-oriented rather than symptom oriented - and perhaps less practically useful as a result. After all, patients complain of symptoms, not diseases.
By utilizing what has been learned about managing cough and dyspnea, and applying a consistent six-step management strategy to other respiratory symptoms, this book is sure to be of on-going clinical value. It is quite comprehensive, covering the diagnosis and effective treatment of chest pain, cough dyspnea, hemoptysis, wheeze, nasal obstruction/rhinorrhea/postnasal drip, hoarseness, sneeze, epistaxis, hiccough, facial pain and headache, snoring, anosmia, halitosis, sore throat and globus sensation.