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  • Swollen Lymph Nodes Lymph nodes help the body's immune system fight infections. Causes of swollen lymph nodes (glands) may include infection (viral,...learn more »
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    Swollen Lymph Nodes Article
    • Swollen lymph nodes facts
    • What are lymph nodes?
    • Where are the lymph nodes located in the body?
    • Picture of lymph nodes located in the body
    • What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes?
    • What are the symptoms of swollen lymph nodes?
    • How are swollen lymph nodes diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for swollen lymph nodes?
    • When should I see the doctor for swollen lymph nodes?
    • What are the common lymph nodes that may become swollen?
    • What are the complications of swollen lymph nodes?
  • Swimmer's Ear Swimmer's ear (external otitis) is an infection of the skin that covers the outer ear canal. Causes of swimmer's ear include...learn more »
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    Swimmer's Ear Article
    • Swimmer's ear facts
    • What is "swimmer's ear" infection or acute external otitis?
    • What are symptoms of swimmer's ear?
    • What is chronic swimmer's ear?
    • What is the treatment for swimmer's ear?
    • How can swimmer's ear be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for swimmer's ear?
    • What about swimmer's ear in children?
    • Why do ears itch?
    • What should I do if I get a foreign object or insect in my ear?
  • Coxsackie Virus Coxsackie viruses may be divided into two groups. Type A causes hand, foot, and mouth disease and conjunctivitis, while type B...learn more »
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    Coxsackie Virus Article
    • Coxsackie virus facts
    • What is coxsackie virus?
    • What are the types of coxsackie viruses, and what can they cause?
    • What are coxsackie virus infection symptoms and signs?
    • How do people get infected with coxsackie virus?
    • What are the risk factors for coxsackie virus infection?
    • How do coxsackie infections get diagnosed?
    • Is there any treatment for coxsackie virus infection?
    • Can coxsackie virus infections be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis of a coxsackie virus infection?
  • Infectious Mononucleosis Infectious mononucleosis is a virus infection in which there is an increase of white blood cells that are mononuclear (with a...learn more »
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    Infectious Mononucleosis Article
    • Infectious mononucleosis (mono) facts
    • What is infectious mononucleosis?
    • What is the cause of mono?
    • What are risk factors for mono?
    • How is mono transmitted or spread?
    • What are the symptoms of mono?
    • What are the signs of mono?
    • How is mono diagnosed?
    • What is the usual course and treatment of mono?
    • What are the complications of mono?
    • How can mono be prevented?
    • Conclusion
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection An upper respiratory infection is a contagious infection of the structures of the upper respiratory tract, which includes the...learn more »
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    Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Article
    • Upper respiratory infection facts
    • What is an upper respiratory infection?
    • Is an upper respiratory infection contagious?
    • What are the causes of upper respiratory infection?
    • What are the risk factors for upper respiratory infection?
    • What are the symptoms of upper respiratory infection?
    • When should you seek medical care for upper respiratory infection?
    • How is an upper respiratory infection diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for upper respiratory infection?
    • What are some of the home remedies for upper respiratory infection?
    • What are some data on alternative therapies in treating upper respiratory infections?
    • What are the complications of an upper respiratory infection?
    • Can an upper respiratory infection be prevented?
    • What is the outlook for a patient suffering from an upper respiratory infection?
  • Headache Headaches can be divided into two categories: primary headaches and secondary headaches. Migraine headaches, tension headaches,...learn more »
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    Headache Article
    • Headache facts
    • What is a headache?
    • How are headaches classified?
    • What are primary headaches?
    • What are secondary headaches?
    • What are cranial neuralgias, facial pain, and other headaches?
    • What causes tension headaches?
    • What are the symptoms of tension headaches?
    • How are tension headaches diagnosed?
    • How are tension headaches treated?
    • What causes cluster headaches?
    • What are the symptoms of cluster headaches?
    • How are cluster headaches diagnosed?
    • How are cluster headaches treated?
    • Can cluster headaches be prevented?
    • What diseases cause secondary headaches?
    • How are secondary headaches diagnosed?
    • What are the exams and tests for secondary headaches?
    • When should I seek medical care for a headache?
  • Laryngitis Laryngitis is an inflammation of the voice box (vocal cords). The most common cause of acute laryngitis is infection, which...learn more »
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    Laryngitis Article
    • Laryngitis facts
    • What is laryngitis?
    • What causes laryngitis?
    • What are the symptoms of laryngitis?
    • Symptoms of laryngitis in adults
    • Symptoms of laryngitis in infants and children
    • Is laryngitis contagious?
    • How is laryngitis diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for laryngitis?
    • Are there any home remedies for laryngitis?
    • What are the complications of laryngitis?
  • Cough Chronic cough is a cough that does not go away and is generally a symptom of another disorder such as asthma, allergic rhinitis,...learn more »
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    Cough Article
    • What is chronic cough?
    • What are causes of chronic cough?
    • What are the different types of coughs?
    • How is chronic cough treated?
    • Are there home remedies for chronic cough?
    • Can chronic cough be prevented?
  • Chronic Rhinitis and Post-Nasal Drip Allergic rhinitis symptoms include an itchy, runny nose, sneezing, itchy ears, eyes, and throat. Seasonal allergic rhinitis (also...learn more »
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    Chronic Rhinitis and Post-Nasal Drip Article
    • Chronic rhinitis and post-nasal drip facts
    • What is the purpose of the nose?
    • What are rhinitis and post-nasal drip?
    • What causes rhinitis?
    • Is rhinitis always related to allergies?
    • What conditions cause an abnormal production of nasal secretions?
    • What conditions cause an impaired clearance of nasal secretions?
    • How can chronic rhinitis and post-nasal drip be treated?
    • What medications can be used to treat rhinitis and post-nasal drip?
    • What can be used to treat non-allergic rhinitis?
    • Does salt water have any role in the treatment of rhinitis and post-nasal drip?
    • What are other options for the treatment of rhinitis and post-nasal drip?
    • Terminology
  • Tonsillitis It is thought that the tonsils and adenoids assist the body in fighting incoming bacteria and viruses by helping the body form...learn more »
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    Tonsillitis Article
    • Tonsillitis and adenoids infection facts
    • What are the tonsils and adenoids?
    • What is the purpose of the tonsils and adenoids?
    • What are the symptoms of tonsillitis or an adenoid infection?
    • Is tonsillitis contagious?
    • What are common problems affecting the tonsils and adenoids?
    • How are tonsillitis and adenoid infection diagnosed?
    • How is tonsillitis and adenoid infection treated?
    • What home remedies help soothe tonsillitis?
    • When should the tonsils and/or adenoids be removed?
  • Herpangina Herpangina is a contagious illness often seen in children. It is caused by an enterovirus. Coxsackie virus is the most common...learn more »
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    Herpangina Article
    • Herpangina facts
    • What is herpangina?
    • What causes herpangina?
    • What are herpangina symptoms and signs?
    • How is herpangina diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for herpangina?
    • What is the prognosis for herpangina?
    • What is the difference between herpangina and hand foot and mouth disease?
    • Can herpangina be prevented?
    • Where can people find more information about herpangina?
  • Hoarseness Hoarseness (abnormal deep, harsh, raspy voice) is caused by a variety of conditions in which the larynx (voice box and vocal...learn more »
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    Hoarseness Article
    • Hoarseness facts
    • What is hoarseness?
    • What causes hoarseness?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of hoarseness?
    • How are the causes of hoarseness diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for hoarseness?
    • How is hoarseness prevented?
  • Strep Throat Strep throat is a sore throat caused by a bacterium called streptococcus (strep) that can be treated through antibiotics. Common...learn more »
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    Strep Throat Article
    • Strep throat facts
    • What is strep throat?
    • What causes a sore throat?
    • What are tonsils and tonsillitis?
    • What are pharynx and pharyngitis?
    • Viral causes of throat infection
    • Bacterial causes of throat infection
    • How common is strep throat?
    • Is strep throat contagious?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of strep throat?
    • Are strep throat symptoms different in children compared to adults?
    • When should I be concerned about a possible strep throat?
    • How is strep throat diagnosed?
    • Who should be tested for strep throat?
    • How is strep infection treated?
    • How can viral throat infection be treated?
    • Are there any recommended strep throat remedies and symptom reducers?
    • When should the tonsils be removed?
    • Why is it very important to detect and treat a strep throat?
    • What are the potential complications of untreated strep throat infection?
    • Is there a vaccine for strep throat?
    • Can strep throat be prevented?
  • Bronchitis (Acute) Bronchitis is inflammation of the airways in the lung. Acute bronchitis is is short in duration (10 to 20 days) in comparison...learn more »
  • Ear Infection (Otitis Media) Middle ear infection or inflammation (otitis media) is inflammation fo the middle ear. There are two types of otitis media, acute...learn more »
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    Ear Infection (Otitis Media) Article
    • Otitis media (ear infection or inflammation) facts
    • What is otitis media?
    • What are the symptoms of acute middle ear infection?
    • "Are ear infections contagious?
    • How common is acute otitis media?
    • Why do young children tend to have middle ear infections or inflammation?
    • How does the Eustachian tube change as a child gets older?
    • What microorganisms cause otitis media?
    • What is the relationship between bottlefeeding and middle ear infection or inflammation?
    • What are the risk factors for acute middle ear infection or inflammation?
    • How is otitis media diagnosed?
    • How is acute middle ear infection or inflammation treated?
    • Are there any home remedies for acute ear infection (otitis media)?
    • What causes chronic middle ear infection or inflammation?
    • What happens to the eardrum in chronic middle ear infection or inflammation?
    • What happens to the eardrum if a hole develops in the eardrum?
    • How is chronic middle ear infection or inflammation treated?
    • What are the goals of otitis media surgery?
    • What is serious middle ear infection or inflammation?
    • What limitations are there on a child with middle ear infection or inflammation?
    • Can otitis media (middle ear infection or inflammation) be prevented?
  • Mumps Mumps is an acute viral illness caused by the mumps virus. Symptoms of mumps include fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness,...learn more »
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    Mumps Article
    • Mumps facts
    • What is mumps?
    • What is the history of mumps?
    • What causes mumps? How is mumps transmitted?
    • What are risk factors for contracting mumps?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of mumps in children and adults?
    • How is mumps diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for mumps in adults and in children?
    • What are complications of mumps?
    • Can mumps be prevented? Is there a vaccine for mumps?
    • What is the prognosis of a mumps infection?
    • Where can people find more information on mumps?
  • Common Cold The common cold (viral upper respiratory tract infection) is a contagious illness that may be caused by various viruses. Symptoms...learn more »
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    Common Cold Article
    • Common cold facts
    • What is the common cold, and what causes it?
    • How is the common cold transmitted?
    • What are risk factors for acquiring the common cold?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of the common cold in adults, children, and infants?
    • Does it have anything to do with exposure to cold weather?
    • What is the difference between the common cold and influenza (the flu)?
    • How do physicians diagnose the common cold?
    • What is the treatment for the common cold? Are there any home remedies for the common cold?
    • Are antibiotics a suitable treatment for the common cold?
    • When should a health-care professional be consulted?
    • What is the prognosis for the common cold?
    • What are complications of the common cold?
    • Is it possible to prevent the common cold?
  • Still's Disease Still's disease (Systemic-Onset Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis) is a disorder characterized by inflammation with high fever...learn more »
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    Still's Disease Article
    • Still's disease facts
    • What is Still's disease?
    • What causes Still's disease?
    • What are risk factors for Still's disease?
    • How does Still's disease relate to juvenile idiopathic arthritis?
    • What are symptoms and signs of Still's disease?
    • How is Still's disease diagnosed?
    • What is the frequency of Still's disease and its features?
    • What is the treatment for Still's disease?
    • Is it possible to prevent Still's disease?
    • What Still's disease research is being done?
    • What is the outlook (prognosis) with Still's disease?
  • Scarlet Fever Scarlet fever is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria group A Streptococcus. Symptoms and signs include a rash, sore...learn more »
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    Scarlet Fever Article
    • Scarlet fever facts
    • What is scarlet fever?
    • What is the history of scarlet fever?
    • What causes scarlet fever?
    • What are scarlet fever symptoms and signs?
    • How long is scarlet fever contagious?
    • How is scarlet fever diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for scarlet fever?
    • Can scarlet fever be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for scarlet fever?
  • Reflux Laryngitis Acid backing up into the larynx (voice box), it causes reflux laryngitis. Irritation of the lining of the esophagus, larynx, and...learn more »
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    Reflux Laryngitis Article
    • Reflux laryngitis facts
    • Why does reflux laryngitis occur?
    • What are the typical symptoms of reflux laryngitis?
    • How are reflux laryngitis evaluated?
    • What are home remedies, OTC medications, and lifestyle changes (diet) that can help reflux?
    • What types of medications are used to treat reflux?
    • What are the difficulties in diagnosing reflux laryngitis?
  • Flu (Influenza) Influenza (flu) is a respiratory illness caused by a virus. Flu symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache,...learn more »
    In This Article
    Flu (Influenza) Article
    • Flu (influenza, conventional, and H1N1) facts
    • What is influenza?
    • What are the causes of the flu?
    • What are flu symptoms in adults and in children?
    • How is the flu diagnosed?
    • What is the key to flu prevention?
    • Are there any flu shot or nasal spray vaccine side effects in adults or in children?
    • Why should the influenza vaccine be taken every year?
    • What are some treatments an individual can do at home for the flu?
    • When should a person go to the emergency department for the flu?
    • Who should receive the flu vaccine, and who has the highest risk factors? When should someone get the flu shot?
    • What is the prognosis (outlook) and complications for patients who get the flu?
    • What is the bird (avian) flu?
    • Do antiviral agents protect people from the flu?
    • Is it safe to get a flu shot that contains thimerosal?
    • Where can I find additional information about the flu?
  • Diphtheria Diphtheria is an infectious disease caused by the Corynebacterium diphtheriae bacteria. The disease is transmitted via contact...learn more »
    In This Article
    Diphtheria Article
    • Diphtheria facts
    • What is diphtheria?
    • What is the history of diphtheria?
    • What causes diphtheria?
    • How is diphtheria transmitted?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of diphtheria?
    • How is diphtheria diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for diphtheria?
    • What are the complications of diphtheria?
    • How is diphtheria prevented?

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