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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,...

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is an allergic reaction that affects the nose, and often the eyes. It’s often known as nasal allergies.


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,...


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

Chest Pain

Learn what to do if you experience uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or other pain in the chest, including the area from the collar-bone to the bottom of the rib cage.


Colic is when a healthy baby cries for a very long time, for no obvious reason. It is a common problem that affects some babies during the first 3 to 4 months of life.


Croup is a disease that causes swelling in the upper portion of the airway in the neck and problems breathing. Children with croup often have a high-pitched “creaking” or whistling sound when breathing in; this is called stridor.

Diaper Rash

Learn to identify the signs and symptoms of diaper rash - a skin problem caused by the skin staying wet, rubbing from the diaper, and contact with chemicals in the urine and stool, causing skin to look red, raw, scalded, or burned - and when you should call the doctor.


Pulmonary emphysema, known as emphysema, is a chronic lung condition in which the air sacs (alveoli) may be collapsed, destroyed, narrowed, overinflated or stretched.


Gastroparesis is a stomach disorder. It happens when your stomach takes too long to empty out food.

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 is an inflammation of a joint due to a build-up of gout crystals in the joint fluid, which occurs when there is an excess of uric acid (a normal blood waste product filtered by the kidneys) in the body.


Hives are an itchy rash made up of raised pink bumps with pale centers, that comes and goes.


Excessive sweating, also called hyperhidrosis, can affect the entire body, but usually occurs in the palms, soles, armpits and/or groin area. Excessive sweating is normal when associated with warm weather, physical activity, anxiety or fever. However, if the condition is chronic, you may have hyperhidrosis.


Hypoglycemia is a condition characterized by low blood sugar (glucose) - the main source of fuel for the body.


Hypothyroidism means your thyroid gland is not making enough thyroid hormone - vital to body growth and metabolism.


Impetigo is a common bacterial infection of the skin that can appear on many parts of the body. It can happen to anyone, of any age, but is more common in children. For this reason, it used to be called "school sores."

Insect Bite

Most insect bites do not cause illness, and the itching and swelling most often go away without treatment or with a home remedy. However, an infection can develop if the bite is scratched and the skin broken; rarely, a person may have an allergic reaction to an insect bite.


Lymphadenitis is the medical term for enlargement in one or more lymph nodes, usually due to infection.

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...


Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland.


Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition that affects the skin and nails. You may have patches of thick, red skin (plaques) covered with silvery scales. These often appear on the elbows, knees, legs, lower back, and scalp.


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


Rosacea is a long-lasting (chronic) skin condition affecting the face. In the early stages it causes easy flushing or blushing. It looks like a bad case of acne, and has been called adult acne.

Scarlet Fever

Scarlet fever is an infection with streptococcal bacteria. These are the same bacteria that cause strep throat.


Scoliosis is defined as a curvature of the spine measuring 10 degrees or greater, with the spine looking like an "S" or "C." and making it look like the person is leaning to one side.

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...

Shin Splints

Shin splints refers to pain and tenderness along or just behind the large bone in the lower leg (the tibia).

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 Infections

Detailed information on different types of skin infections, including bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic skin infections.


Tinnitus is the sound of ringing in the ears. It may also be described as roaring, buzzing, hissing or clicking inside the head that does not go away.


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