Diseases and Conditions

Find doctor-approved information about symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of common diseases and conditions.

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  • Ingrown Toenails

    An ingrown toenail occurs when the side or corner of the nail curls down and digs into the skin of…

  • Hypothermia

    Hypothermia is a medical condition. It occurs when you are exposed to bitter cold for a long time. It is…

  • Heartburn

    Heartburn is a burning feeling in the lower chest, along with a sour taste in the throat and mouth. It…

  • Gout

    Gout is a common type of arthritis. It is marked by swelling and pain in your joints. It most often…

  • Genital Warts

    Genital warts are small, flat, flesh-colored bumps or tiny, cauliflower-like bumps. They’re caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).

  • Flat Feet

    Flat feet is a common condition in which one or both feet don’t have normal arches. This condition can happen…

  • Fecal Incontinence

    Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements. This leads to stool (feces) leaking from the rectum at unexpected…

  • Fainting

    Fainting happens when your brain does not get enough oxygen. You lose consciousness, or “pass out,” for a brief time…

  • E. coli Infection

    E. coli are germs that are found on food and in the environment. When ingested, E. coli cause severe cramps…

  • Ebola Virus Disease

    Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a rare but serious disease caused by the Ebola virus. There are five known strains…

  • Ear Infection

    An ear infection is one of the most common conditions among children. It is caused by a viral or bacterial…

  • Cardiomyopathy

    Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the muscles in the heart. It causes your heart muscles to become enlarged. This can…

  • Avian Flu

    Avian flu is a virus that is spread from bird to bird. In rare cases, certain strains of the virus…

  • Bedbugs

    Bedbugs are oval-shaped, wingless parasites. They have 6 legs and are about 1/5 of an inch long. They are white…

  • Anemia

    Anemia is the most common blood disorder in the U.S. It affects your red blood cells and hemoglobin. Most people…

  • Yeast Infections

    Vaginal yeast infections are caused by a fungus called Candida. If the vagina isn’t acidic enough, too many yeast can…

  • Whooping Cough

    Whooping cough is a respiratory infection. It is also known as pertussis. Whooping cough is highly contagious and is most…

  • Vision Loss

    Vision loss is losing your ability to see well without vision correction tools, such as eyeglasses or contact lenses. It…

  • Spinal Cord Injury

    Common causes of spinal cord injury include falling, sports-related events, car accidents, and diseases such as polio or spina…

  • Sore Throat

    A sore throat means that your throat hurts. It feels irritated or scratchy. You may feel mild discomfort or burning…