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Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older

The cause of abdominal problems can be hard to pinpoint. Sometimes minor and serious abdominal problems start with the same symptoms. Fortunately,...

Acute dacryocystitis

Tears normally drain from the eye through small tubes called tear ducts that stretch from the eye into the nose. A blocked tear duct occurs when...

Allergic rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis, often called allergies or hay fever, occurs when your immune system overreacts to particles in the air that you breathe—you are...

Angina

Angina is a type of chest pain that occurs when there is not enough blood flow to the heart. This is often a result of narrowing of the blood...

Arthralgia

Arthralgia is pain in a joint. A joint is the point at which two bones are connected. Many joints provide support and stability and allow movement,...

Balanoposthitis

In the uncircumcised male, balanitis (inflammation of the glans, the rounded head of the penis) and posthitis (inflammation of the foreskin) occur...

Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlarged prostate gland. The prostate gland surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the...

Bladder infection

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are infections of the kidney, bladder and urethra. UTIs are generally triggered by bacteria and are more...

Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a skin infection caused by bacteria. Normally, your skin helps protect you from infection. But if you have a cut, sore, or insect...

Cerumen impaction

Earwax (cerumen) is normally produced only in the outer half of the ear canal and will not become deeply impacted unless it is pushed in. The ear...

Chest pain

Chest discomfort or pain is a key warning symptom of a heart attack. If you have any of symptoms of a heart attack, call 911 immediately. Most...

Colic

All babies cry, but sometimes a baby will cry for hours at a time, no matter what you do. This extreme type of crying in a baby between 3 weeks and...

Conjunctivitis

Pinkeye is redness and swelling of the lining of the eyelid and eye surface. The lining is called the conjunctiva, and pinkeye is also called...

Constipation, Age 11 and Younger

Constipation occurs when stools become hard and are difficult to pass. Some parents are overly concerned about how often their child has bowel...

Contusion

Bruises (contusions) occur when small blood vessels under the skin tear or rupture, most often from a twist, bump, or fall. Blood leaks into...

Croup

Croup is a common respiratory problem in young children. It tends to occur in the fall and winter. Its main symptom is a harsh, barking cough....

Diaper rash

Diaper rash (diaper dermatitis) is a skin problem caused by the skin staying wet, rubbing from the diaper, and contact with chemicals in the urine...

Dysuria

Burning or pain with urination (dysuria) is the most common symptom of a urinary tract problem. As bacteria grow in the bladder, the bladder wall...

Emphysema

Emphysema is a long-term (chronic), irreversible lung disease that occurs when the tiny air sacs in the lungs are damaged, usually as a result of...

Fever, Age 11 and Younger

Fever is the body's normal and healthy reaction to infection and other illnesses, both minor and serious. Fevers help the body fight infection....

Fever, Age 12 and Older

Fever is the body's normal and healthy reaction to infection and other illnesses, both minor and serious. It helps the body fight infection. Fever...

Gas/bloating

Gas (flatus) is made in the stomach and intestines as your body breaks down food into energy. All people pass gas, some people more than others. It...

Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis is an upset stomach. It causes nausea and vomiting. You may also have diarrhea or a fever. It is sometimes called "stomach flu,"...

Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty after eating. The delay results in bothersome and possibly serious...

Glucose intolerance

Prediabetes is a term that is used when you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes. It means that your blood sugar is higher than it should be. Most...

Gout

Gout is an inflammatory joint disease that causes acute pain and swelling. It is a form of arthritis that develops when uric acid crystals form in...

Hemoglobin A1c

Hemoglobin A1c is a test that shows the average level of blood sugar over the past two to three months. People with diabetes need to have this test...

Hives

Hives (urticaria) are an allergic reaction of the skin that may last a few minutes or can persist for a few days. They appear as raised, red, itchy...

Hyperhidrosis

Primary hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder characterized by excessive sweating on the palms of the hands, the soles of the feet, in the armpits...

Hypoalbuminemia

Albumin is a protein that is produced in the liver and released into the blood. It helps prevent blood from leaking out of blood vessels, carries...

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia is a common condition characterized by an abnormally low blood sugar (glucose) level. Glucose is an important fuel for the body. A low...

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism means your thyroid is not making enough thyroid hormone. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck. It makes...

Immunodeficiency

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the immune system, the body’s natural defense system. Without a strong immune system,...

Impetigo

Impetigo (say "im-puh-TY-go") is a bacterial skin infection. It causes red sores that can break open, ooze fluid, and develop a yellow-brown crust....

Impotence

Impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction, occurs when a man cannot achieve or keep an erection that is firm enough for sexual intercourse....

Infectious arthritis

Infectious arthritis is an inflammation of one or more joints that occurs as a result of infection by bacteria, viruses or, less frequently, fungi...

Ingrown toenail

An ingrown toenail is a toenail that has grown into the skin instead of over it. This usually happens to the big toe, but it can also happen to...

Insect bite

Insect bites often cause minor swelling, redness, pain and itching. These mild reactions are common and may last from a few hours to a few days....

Japanese encephalitis

There are seventeen spieces of birds that are the known carriers of and transmit West Nile Encephalitis (WNE) to humans via the Culex, Aedes and...

Localized swelling

Swelling is an increase in the size or a change in the shape of an area of the body. Swelling can be caused by collection of body fluid, tissue...

Lymphadenitis

Lymph nodes often swell in one location when a problem such as an injury, infection, or tumor develops in or near the lymph node. Which lymph nodes...

Mammary duct ectasia

Usually affecting women approaching menopause, mammary duct ectasia is a condition that occurs when the ducts beneath the nipple become swollen and...

Motion sickness

If you've ever been sick to your stomach on a rocking boat or a bumpy airplane ride, you know the discomfort of motion sickness. Although it...

Nausea and Vomiting, Age 11 and Younger

Vomiting occurs when a child's stomach contents are forced up the esophagus and out of the mouth. Although nausea may accompany vomiting in adults...

Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older

Nausea is a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach. When you are nauseated, you may feel weak and sweaty and have too much saliva in your mouth....

Nosebleed

Most nosebleeds occur in the front of the nose and involve only one nostril. Some blood may drain down the back of the nose into the throat. These...

Orthostatic hypotension

Orthostatic hypotension is a rapid and sudden decrease in blood pressure that occurs when a person changes position, such as rising from a sitting...

Pain in limb

Minor arm and leg injuries are common. Symptoms often develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse or an injury. Limb injuries are often caused...

Pharyngitis

Pharyngitis or sore throat can be painful and annoying. Fortunately, most sore throats are caused by a minor illness and go away without medical...

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Most women have tender breasts, bloating, and muscle aches a few days before they start their menstrual periods. These are normal premenstrual...

Prostatitis

Prostatitis is swelling or infection of the prostate gland. It often hurts. The prostate gland sits just below a man's bladder and makes part of...

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease characterized by dry, reddish (erythematous), thickened patches of skin that are covered with...

Pyelonephritis

The urinary tract is the part of the body that makes urine and carries it out of the body. It includes the bladder and kidneys and the tubes that...

Rabies

Rabies is an infection caused by a virus. It affects the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) of any kind of mammal, including humans. It...

Rash, Age 11 and Younger

Healthy skin is a barrier between the inside of the body and the outside environment. A rash means some change has affected the skin. A rash is...

Rash, Age 12 and Older

Healthy skin provides a barrier between the inside of the body and the outside environment. A rash means some change has affected the skin. Rashes...

Respiratory Problems, Age 11 and Younger

The upper respiratory system includes the nose, mouth, sinuses, and throat. A child with an upper respiratory infection may feel uncomfortable and...

Rhinitis, allergic

Allergic rhinitis, often called allergies or hay fever, occurs when your immune system overreacts to particles in the air that you breathe—you are...

Rosacea

Rosacea (say “roh-ZAY-sha”) is a skin disease that causes redness and pimples on your nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead.  It can also cause burning...

Scarlet fever

Scarlet fever is a term used for strep throat with a rash. Scarlet fever is most common in children ages 2 to 10, but it can affect people of any...

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a problem with the curve in your spine. Some curves in your spine are normal. But a few people have spines that make a large curve...

Sebaceous cyst

Sebaceous cysts are caused by plugged ducts at the site of a hair follicle. Like a cyst, they move freely under the fingers. Hormone stimulation or...

Senior health

As we age, we have special health concerns. They can range from memory loss and broken hips to concerns about exercising safely. Our topics can...

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)—also referred to as sexually transmitted infections (STIs)—are those spread by sexual contact. They may also...

Shin splints

Shin splints are a condition that causes pain and sometimes swelling in the front part of the lower leg (shin). The pain is most likely from...

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath (dyspnea) is a worrisome symptom and has many acute and chronic causes including asthma and COPD.  You should see your health...

Skin ulcers

Skin ulcers are open sores that are often accompanied by the sloughing-off of inflamed tissue. They can be caused by a variety of events, such...

Stomatitis

Canker sores (aphthous stomatitis) are painful white ulcers in the mouth that appear most often on the tongue, inside the cheeks, and inside the...

Strains

Most muscle strains (pulled muscles) are caused by overstretching muscles. Strains may be minor or severe, such as a torn muscle or tendon.

Swallowed objects

Sometimes when you try to swallow, the swallowed substance "goes down the wrong way" and gets inhaled into your windpipe or lungs (aspirated). This...

Tinnitus

Many people experience an occasional ringing (or roaring, hissing, buzzing, or tinkling) in their ears. The sound usually lasts only a few minutes....

Tobacco abuse

When people use tobacco products on a regular basis, their bodies develop a need for nicotine. If they don't get nicotine, they start having...

Tonsillitis

What is tonsillitis? Tonsillitis is an infection or inflammation of the tonsils. The tonsils are balls of lymphatic tissue on both sides of...

Vaginitis/vulvitis

Vaginitis is infection or inflammation of the vagina. It can cause itching and burning, a change in vaginal discharge, and sometimes pain during...