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  • Down Syndrome

    Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes physical problems and intellectual disabilities… these problems. Down syndrome causes problems with the immune system that makes it harder to fight infection. Your child may have colds, ear infections, and sinus infections more often than other children…

  • Motion Sickness

    Motion sickness is feeling triggered by movement. It occurs in cars, buses, trains, planes, or boats. It also can happen… the motion sickness stops. You’ll gradually feel better. In rare cases, motion sickness is triggered by a problem with your inner ear. This could be…

  • Newborn Sleep Routines

    The first few weeks of your baby’s life can be some of the toughest for you. You’re up and down… them. If your baby’s sleep pattern changes suddenly, call your doctor. It could be a sign of illness, such as an ear infection. Questions to ask…

  • Scarlet Fever

    Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection. It used to be more common and severe, but now is treatable. It can… serious health problems. Complications are rare, but can include kidney, liver, or heart damage. You may get an ear, sinus, or skin infection, pneumonia, or…

  • Ear Problems

    Ear problems are often caused by an infection. However, other conditions may also cause ear pain or discomfort. Follow this… Ear problems are often caused by an infection. However, other conditions may also cause ear pain or discomfort. Follow this chart for more information about…

  • Labyrinthitis

    Labyrinthitis is a condition that affects a part of the inner ear called the labyrinth. When it is swollen, you… fever above 101˚F, fainting, convulsions, slurred speech, paralysis, double vision, or severe vomiting. What causes labyrinthitis? The swelling in the inner ear that causes labyrinthitis…

  • Flu Myths

    The flu is something to take seriously. But it’s important to sort out fact from fiction to stay healthy… The flu, or influenza, is a viral infection. It occurs in your respiratory (breathing) area, and affects your throat, lungs, and nose. There are a…

  • Polyps

    Polyps are abnormal growths of tissue that latch onto the walls, or lining, of your organs. The colon is the… colon is the most common place to get a polyp. You can get polyps in other places, too, though, including the: nose ear throat stomach…

  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer

    Nasopharyngeal cancer is a malignant tumor that develops in the nasopharynx, the area where the back part of your nose… mistake the symptoms for other conditions. You might first notice a lump in your neck. You might have trouble hearing in one ear. You might…

  • Is It a Cold or the Flu?

    The common cold and the flu are both contagious respiratory illnesses caused by viruses. They share many symptoms, but they… fights off the virus. Get plenty of rest. This is especially important if you have a fever. Rest helps your body fight infection. Stop smoking…

  • Anti-diarrheal Medicines: OTC Relief for Diarrhea

    Over-the-counter antidiarrheal medicines like Imodium, Kaopectate, or Pepto-Bismol can help to relieve frequent and liquid bowel movements… pain. Constipation. Dizziness. Nausea or vomiting. Bismuth subsalicylate side effects may include: Constipation. Blackened stools and/or tongue. Ringing sound in the ear (called tinnitus). Who shouldn’t take OTC…

  • Scuba Diving Safety

    Severe health problems from scuba diving are rare. Follow these tips to ensure your safety during your next dive… threats include debris, fishing line, and exposed metal or wood on wrecks. Below are severe health problems related to scuba diving. Inner ear barotrauma. This condition…

  • CT Head Scan

    A CT (computed tomography) or CAT (computerized axial tomography) head scan looks inside your head and neck. CT and CAT… complete. The machine is noisy; however, the test is painless. Children often have difficulties remaining still, so they may be given an injection of a…