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  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis

    Eosinophilic esophagitis is an inflammatory, allergic disease that occurs when certain white blood cells build up in your esophageal… What is eosinophilic esophagitis? Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an inflammatory, allergic disease. It is newly accepted and may be confused for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)…

  • Teenagers and Headaches

    Nearly 75% of children have reported having a significant headache by age 15. Some are easily treated, while others indicate… Headaches don’t just cause pain in your head. You may feel a sharp pain, dull ache, or throbbing in various areas of your head…

  • Paleo Diet

    The paleo diet is sometimes nicknamed "the caveman diet," as it stems from the diets of our ancestors. It’s based on food sources for humans during the Paleolithic area, which spanned the time period of about 2.5 million years to 10,000

  • Rheumatic Fever

    Rheumatic fever is a rare disease. It usually doesn’t happen in the United States. It’s tied to the bacteria that… What is rheumatic fever? Rheumatic fever is a rare inflammatory disease. It mostly happens in areas that don’t have access to health care. It…

  • Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever

    Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is a bacterial infection spread by ticks. It shows up as repeated episodes of fever, headaches,… What is tick-borne relapsing fever? Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is a bacterial infection spread by ticks. The infection normally shows up as repeated episodes…

  • Developing a Care Plan

    Everybody has a health history. It’s important to record this history all in one place. This is done with complete… Everybody has a health history. Maybe you have a chronic (long-lasting) medical condition. Perhaps you take some prescription medicines on a regular basis. Or…

  • Dysmenorrhea

    What is dysmenorrhea? Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for pain that women have before or during menses (known as their period). It usually is not serious. Symptoms of dysmenorrhea Menstrual cramps can feel like a dull ache or a shooting pain. They most often

  • Pain Control After Surgery: Pain Medicines

    Pain medicine is available in many forms. Some medicines are given before surgery to prevent pain. Other types are given… get them in a shot near your incision, through a small tube, or as a cream applied to your skin. A doctor (anesthesiologist) or nurse…

  • Breast Pain in Women

    Breast pain is any level of discomfort or pain in one or both breasts. It’s more common in younger women… younger women. Symptoms of breast pain in women Pain can occur in one or both breasts. It can be a dull, continuous, ache. Or, it can…

  • Pityriasis Rosea

    Learn about the symptoms and causes of pityriasis rosea, and how it is diagnosed and treated… years old. Symptoms of pityriasis rosea In most cases, pityriasis rosea begins with cold-like symptoms. These may include sore throat, fever, aches, nausea, and fatigue. Then, a single, large…

  • Thalassemia

    Thalassemia is a group of inherited blood disorders that prevent your body from producing the amount of hemoglobin it… doctor How can I tell is I am a thalassemia carrier? Can thalassemia skip a generation? Is thalassemia fatal? Can diet improve anemia? Can vitamins improve…

  • Chronic Pelvic Pain

    Chronic pelvic pain is pain in your pelvic region that lasts for at least 6 months… for at least 6 months. The pain may be steady or it may come and go. It can feel like a dull ache, or it can be sharp. The…

  • Preventing the Flu

    The flu is a viral infection that can lead to serious diseases, such as pneumonia. That’s why it’s important to… even die from the flu. The flu may cause fever, a cough, a sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, headaches, muscle aches, and tiredness…

  • Pets and Parasites

    Pets carry diseases or parasites that can make human sick… and reptiles. It also includes animals that people turn into pets, such as farm animals (pigs, chickens). Symptoms might include fever, muscle aches, and diarrhea. The good news is that this rarely happens. Most pet-to-people…

  • Low Back Pain

    Low back pain is common. But you can learn to prevent it or reduce the frequency of pain… sit, stand, lift, and exercise correctly. Symptoms of low back pain Low back pain varies by person. It may be a dull ache or a sharp, stabbing pain…

  • COVID-19 Testing

    There are two types of diagnostic COVID-19 tests. If you think you have COVID-19, you should contact your doctor to… is changing rapidly. Doctors are working with local and state public health offices to determine who needs to be tested and provide access to tests…

  • Whooping Cough

    Whooping cough is a respiratory infection. It is also known as pertussis. Whooping cough is highly contagious and is most… longer Vomiting after coughing Getting red or blue in the face from coughing Feeling exhausted after coughing Increased coughing at night Worsened apnea Symptoms vary…

  • Lead Poisoning in Children

    Lead poisoning is serious. It happens after repeated exposure to things that contain high levels of lead. This could be… lead poisoning symptoms right away. But when they do, symptoms include stomach pain, headaches, vomiting, confusion, muscle weakness, seizures, hair loss, and anemia (a low…