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  • BRAT Diet: Recovering From an Upset Stomach

    A special diet known as the BRAT diet (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, and Toast) is an effective way to treat an…

  • Deciding When to See a Doctor

    It can be hard to know when you should go to the doctor. There are no rules about when to…

  • Bioterrorism

    Bioterrorism is the use of bacteria, viruses, or germs to purposely harm large quantities of people or communities.

  • Mastocytosis

    Mastocytosis is the abnormal accumulation of mast cells, which protect the body from infection. It can cause rashes, nausea, diarrhea,…

  • Recognizing Newborn Illnesses

    It might be hard to tell if your newborn is sick. Be sure to look for signs of common newborn…

  • 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.

  • Urinary Tract Infections in Young Children

    A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of the urinary tract, which is made up of the kidneys, bladder,…

  • Giardiasis

    Giardiasis is an infection you can get in your small intestine. It is caused by a microscopic parasite called Giardia…

  • Diverticular Disease

    Diverticular disease is a group of conditions that affect your large intestine (colon). It involves small pouches or sacs, called…

  • Food Poisoning

    Food poisoning occurs when you eat or drink something that contains harmful germs (bacteria, viruses, or parasites).

  • Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) Infection

    A clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infection is a bacterial infection in your intestines.

  • Anaphylaxis

    Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction. Symptoms range from mild to severe, and immediate attention is necessary.

  • Vomiting and Diarrhea

    Information for parents about vomiting and diarrhea in children from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of symptoms that affect your large intestine. Common symptoms are pain, bloating, gas,…

  • Stomach Virus (Gastroenteritis)

    Stomach viruses are known for stomach pain, vomiting, and fever. There are several causes and it can be very contagious…

  • Anal Fissure

    Anal fissures are small tears in the lining of the lower rectum. They are usually caused by straining during a…

  • Rotavirus

    Rotavirus is a highly contagious infection commonly affecting babies and young children. A rotavirus vaccine offers some, but not full,…