Sore Throat (Pharyngitis) Related Diseases & Conditions

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  • Sinus Infection (Sinusitis) Sinus infection (sinusitis) is caused by allergies, infection, and chemicals or other irritants of sinuses. Signs and symptoms...learn more »
  • Laryngitis Laryngitis is an inflammation of the voice box (vocal cords). The most common cause of acute laryngitis is infection, which...learn more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
    In This Article
    Infectious Mononucleosis Article
    • Infectious mononucleosis (mono) facts
    • What is infectious mononucleosis?
    • What is the cause of mono?
    • What are the risk factors for mono?
    • How is mono transmitted or spread? What is the incubation period for mono? What is the contagious period for mono?
    • What are the symptoms of mono?
    • What are the signs of mono?
    • What tests do health-care professionals use to diagnose infectious mono?
    • What specialists treat infectious mono?
    • What is the usual course and treatment of mono?
    • What are the complications of mono?
    • What is the prognosis of mono?
    • Is it possible to prevent mono?
    • Conclusion
  • 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 are coxsackie virus infections diagnosed?
    • Is there any treatment for coxsackie virus infection?
    • Can coxsackie virus infections be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis of coxsackie virus infections?
  • Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Hand, foot, and mouth syndrome is clinical pattern consisting of a rash on the hands and feet, and in the mouth. Hand, foot, and...learn more »
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    Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Article
    • Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) facts
    • What is hand, foot, and mouth (HFMD) disease?
    • What causes hand, foot, and mouth disease?
    • What are the risk factors for hand, foot and mouth disease?
    • Is hand, foot, and mouth disease contagious? How does HFMD spread?
    • How long is hand, foot, and mouth disease contagious?
    • Can adults get hand, foot, and mouth disease?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of hand, foot, and mouth disease?
    • What is the incubation period for hand, foot, and mouth disease?
    • When does hand, foot, and mouth disease usually occur?
    • What is the course of hand, foot, and mouth disease?
    • Why haven't we heard more about hand, foot, and mouth disease?
    • How do doctors diagnose hand, foot, and mouth disease?
    • What is the treatment for hand, foot, and mouth disease?
    • What are complications of hand, foot, and mouth disease?
    • How does hand, foot, and mouth disease affect pregnancy and the baby?
    • When can children with hand, foot, and mouth disease return to school?
    • What is the prognosis of hand, foot, and mouth disease?
    • Is it possible to prevent hand, foot, and mouth disease?
  • Croup Croup is a contagious viral infection that affects children's respiratory system. Symptoms include a barking cough, stridor,...learn more »
  • 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 »
    In This Article
    Tonsillitis Article
    • Tonsillitis and adenoid 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?
    • What does tonsillitis look like?
    • Can someone catch tonsillitis from another person?
    • What are common problems affecting the tonsils and adenoids?
    • How are tonsillitis and adenoid infection diagnosed?
    • How are tonsillitis and adenoid infection treated?
    • What home remedies help soothe tonsillitis?
    • When should the tonsils and/or adenoids be removed?
  • 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 »
    In This Article
    Chronic Rhinitis and Post-Nasal Drip Article
    • Chronic rhinitis and post-nasal drip facts
    • Where are the sinuses, and what do they look like?
    • 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 or nasal irrigation 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?
  • Dengue Fever Dengue fever is contracted from the bite of a striped Aedes aegypti mosquito. Symptoms and signs of dengue include headache,...learn more »
  • Strep Throat Strep throat (Group A, beta hemolytic, streptococcus pyogene, GAS) bacterial infection of the throat. Signs and symptoms of strep...learn more »
  • Sinus Headache Sinus headache is caused by a sinus infection or inflammation of the sinus cavities. Symptoms of a sinus headache include pain,...learn more »
  • Pityriasis Rosea Pityriasis rosea is a rash that begins with a large pink patch with well-defined scaly borders on the back, chest, or neck. In...learn more »
    In This Article
    Pityriasis Rosea Article
    • Pityriasis rosea facts
    • What is pityriasis rosea?
    • Who gets pityriasis rosea?
    • What causes pityriasis rosea?
    • What are pityriasis rosea symptoms and signs?
    • How is pityriasis rosea diagnosed?
    • What are some common misdiagnoses of pityriasis rosea?
    • What is the treatment for pityriasis rosea?
    • What home remedies can I use for pityriasis rosea?
    • Is pityriasis rosea dangerous during pregnancy?
    • Can pityriasis rosea be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for pityriasis rosea?
    • Where can I find more information and facts about pityriasis rosea?
  • Dry Mouth (Xerostomia) Dry mouth is a common side effect of many prescription and non-prescription drugs and certain medical conditions. Symptoms of dry...learn more »
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    Dry Mouth (Xerostomia) Article
    • What is dry mouth?
    • How common is dry mouth?
    • What are the benefits of saliva?
    • What causes dry mouth?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of dry mouth?
    • How do health care professionals diagnose dry mouth?
    • What is the treatment for dry mouth?
    • Is it possible to prevent dry mouth?
    • What is the prognosis of dry mouth?
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus that is spread from person to person via spit, semen, vaginal secretions, urine, blood, sexual...learn more »
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    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Article
    • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection facts
    • What is cytomegalovirus (CMV)?
    • What causes cytomegalovirus infection?
    • What are the risk factors for cytomegalovirus infection?
    • Is CMV contagious?
    • How long is cytomegalovirus contagious?
    • How is cytomegalovirus transmitted?
    • What is the incubation period for cytomegalovirus?
    • What are cytomegalovirus infection symptoms and signs?
    • How do physicians diagnose cytomegalovirus infection?
    • What is the treatment for cytomegalovirus infection?
    • What is the prognosis of cytomegalovirus infection?
    • What are complications of cytomegalovirus infection?
    • Is it possible to prevent cytomegalovirus infection? Is there a CMV vaccine?
  • Scarlet Fever (Scarlatina) Scarlet fever, a bacterial infection caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria, causes symptoms and signs such as fever, rash with...learn more »
    In This Article
    Scarlet Fever (Scarlatina) Article
    • Scarlet fever facts
    • What is scarlet fever?
    • What causes scarlet fever?
    • What is the incubation period for scarlet fever?
    • What are risk factors for scarlet fever?
    • What is the contagious period for scarlet fever?
    • What are scarlet fever symptoms and signs?
    • How do physicians diagnose scarlet fever?
    • What is the treatment for scarlet fever?
    • What are complications of scarlet fever?
    • What is the prognosis of scarlet fever? What are the long-term effects of scarlet fever?
    • Is it possible to prevent scarlet fever? Is there a scarlet fever vaccine?
  • Herpangina Herpangina is a contagious illness often seen in children. It is caused by a Coxsackievirus or an enterovirus. Symptoms and signs...learn more »
    In This Article
    Herpangina Article
    • Herpangina facts
    • What is herpangina?
    • What causes herpangina?
    • Is herpangina contagious?
    • How long is the incubation period for herpangina?
    • What are herpangina symptoms and signs?
    • How is herpangina diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for herpangina?
    • How long does herpangina last? What is the prognosis for herpangina?
    • What is the difference between herpangina and hand, foot, and mouth disease?
    • Is it possible to prevent herpangina?
    • Where can people find more information about herpangina?
  • Hyperthyroidism Hyperthyroidism is an excess of thyroid hormone resulting from an overactive thyroid gland. Symptoms can include increased heart...learn more »
    In This Article
    Hyperthyroidism Article
    • Hyperthyroidism facts
    • What is hyperthyroidism?
    • What are thyroid hormones?
    • Thyroid hormone regulation--the chain of command
    • What causes hyperthyroidism?
    • What are the symptoms of hyperthyroidism?
    • How is hyperthyroidism diagnosed?
    • How is hyperthyroidism treated?
    • What's best for you?
  • Head and Neck Cancer Head and neck cancer is cancer of the oral cavity, salivary glands, paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx, or lymph...learn more »
    In This Article
    Head and Neck Cancer Article
    • Head and neck cancer facts*
    • What is cancer?
    • What kinds of cancers are considered cancers of the head and neck?
    • How common are head and neck cancers?
    • What causes head and neck cancers?
    • What are common symptoms of head and neck cancers?
    • How are head and neck cancers diagnosed?
    • What health professionals treat patients with head and neck cancers?
    • How are head and neck cancers treated?
    • Are clinical trials (research studies) available for patients with head and neck cancers?
    • What rehabilitation or support options are available for patients with head and neck cancers?
    • Is follow-up treatment necessary? What does it involve?
    • What can people who have had head and neck cancer do to reduce the risk of developing a second primary (new) cancer?
  • Barrett's Esophagus Barrett's esophagus occurs as a complication of chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), primarily in white males. GERD...learn more »
    In This Article
    Barrett's Esophagus Article
    • Barrett's esophagus facts
    • What is Barrett's esophagus?
    • Why is there so much interest in Barrett's esophagus?
    • What causes Barrett's esophagus?
    • Who develops Barrett's esophagus?
    • What is the specific abnormality in the inner lining (epithelium) of Barrett's esophagus?
    • What about the cancer that occurs in Barrett's esophagus?
    • What is dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus?
    • What is the risk of developing adenocarcinoma of the esophagus in Barrett's?
    • What are the symptoms of Barrett's esophagus?
    • How is GERD with or without Barrett's esophagus treated?
    • Why is it important to screen patients with GERD to diagnose Barrett's esophagus?
    • Why is it critical to be accurate in the diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus?
    • What does endoscopic biopsy surveillance in Barrett's esophagus involve?
    • How is high grade dysplasia managed?
    • How is low grade dysplasia managed?
    • What are the experimental approaches for treatment of high grade dysplasia?
    • What experimental options are there for Barrett's esophagus WITHOUT dysplasia?
    • What does the future hold for Barrett's esophagus?
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes HIV infection and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Symptoms and signs...learn more »
    In This Article
    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Article
    • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) facts
    • What is the history of HIV, and when was HIV discovered?
    • What tests are used in the diagnosis of HIV?
    • How is HIV spread (transmitted)?
    • What are symptoms and signs of HIV infection and AIDS in men, women, and children?
    • What happens after an exposure to the blood or genital secretions of an HIV-infected person?
    • What laboratory tests are used to monitor HIV-infected people?
    • What are HIV treatments and medications? What are the key principles in managing HIV infection?
    • When should antiviral therapy be started?
    • What is the initial therapy for HIV?
    • What are nucleoside and nucleotide analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)?
    • What are nonnucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs)?
    • What are protease inhibitors?
    • What are fusion inhibitors?
    • What is a CCR5 antagonist?
    • What is an integrase strand transfer inhibitor?
    • What HIV drugs are in development?
    • What are side effects of HIV therapy?
    • What happens if the patient's viral load increases while on HIV therapy?
    • What are the risks of missing doses or stopping antiviral therapy?
    • Should patients with the flu- or mono-like illness of primary HIV infection be treated?
    • What about treatment for HIV during pregnancy?
    • What can be done for people who have severe immunosuppression?
    • What is the future for HIV-infected individuals with regards to treatment simplification and cure research?
    • What is in the future for preventing HIV transmission?
  • Common Cold The common cold (viral upper respiratory tract infection) is a contagious illness that may be caused by various viruses. Symptoms...learn more »
  • Bad Breath Bad breath can result from poor oral hygiene habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath, also called...learn more »
    In This Article
    Bad Breath Article
    • Bad breath facts
    • What is the definition of bad breath?
    • What are the causes and risk factors of bad breath?
    • What are the symptoms of bad breath?
    • How is bad breath treated? What can be done to prevent bad breath?
    • What products can be used to eliminate or mask bad breath?
    • When should someone see a doctor about bad breath?
  • Swine Flu Novel H1N1 influenza A virus infection (swine flu) is an infection that generally is transferred from an infected pig to a human,...learn more »
    In This Article
    Swine Flu Article
    • Swine flu (H1N1 and H3N2v influenza virus) facts
    • What is the swine flu?
    • How is swine flu transmitted? Is swine flu contagious?
    • What is the incubation period for swine flu?
    • What is the contagious period for swine flu?
    • How long does the swine flu last?
    • What causes swine flu?
    • Why is swine flu now infecting humans?
    • What are swine flu symptoms and signs?
    • What tests do health-care professionals use to diagnose swine flu?
    • What types of doctors treat swine flu?
    • What is the treatment for swine flu?
    • What is the history of swine flu in humans?
    • What are the risk factors for swine flu?
    • Can swine flu be prevented with a vaccine?
    • Can swine flu be prevented if the swine flu vaccine (or other flu strain vaccines) is not readily available?
    • Are there home remedies for swine flu?
    • Was swine flu (H1N1) a cause of an epidemic or pandemic in the 2009-2010 flu season?
    • What is the prognosis (outlook) and complications for patients who get swine flu?
    • Where can I find more information about swine flu (H1N1 and H3N2v)?
  • Is Strep Throat Contagious? Strep throat is caused by group A streptococcus bacterium. Symptoms of strep throat are sore throat, white patches or spots on...learn more »
    In This Article
    Is Strep Throat Contagious? Article
    • What is strep throat?
    • Is strep throat contagious?
    • How do I know I have strep throat?
    • How is strep throat spread?
    • How do I know when I'm cured of strep throat?
    • When should I seek medical care for strep throat?
  • Thyroid Cancer There are four major types of thyroid cancer: papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic thyroid cancer. Tumors on the...learn more »
    In This Article
    Thyroid Cancer Article
    • Thyroid cancer facts*
    • What is the thyroid?
    • What is the thyroid cancer?
    • What causes thyroid cancer?
    • What are the risk factors for thyroid cancer?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of thyroid cancer?
    • What are thyroid nodules?
    • What are the different types of thyroid cancer?
    • How is thyroid cancer diagnosed?
    • How is thyroid cancer staging determined?
    • What kinds of specialists treat thyroid cancer?
    • What is the treatment for thyroid cancer?
    • Surgery
    • Thyroid hormone
    • Radioactive iodine
    • Radiation
    • Chemotherapy
    • What kind of support is available for those with thyroid cancer?
    • What is the prognosis for patients with thyroid cancer?
    • Can thyroid cancer be prevented?
  • Is a Sinus Infection Contagious? Sinus infection (sinusitis) is infection (viral, bacterial, or fungal) or inflammation of the sinuses. Sympotms of sinus...learn more »
    In This Article
    Is a Sinus Infection Contagious? Article
    • Is a sinus infection contagious?
    • How will I know if I have a sinus infection?
    • How is sinusitis spread?
    • How will I know if I am cured of a sinus infection?
    • When should I contact a health-care professional about sinusitis?
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS or SEID) Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID) is a debilitating and complex disorder...learn more »
    In This Article
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS or SEID) Article
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID) facts
    • What is chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS or SEID)?
    • What causes chronic fatigue syndrome or systemic exertional intolerance disease?
    • What are risk factors for CFS/SEID?
    • What are systemic exertion intolerance disease or chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms and signs?
    • What are CFS/SEID symptoms in men?
    • What are SEID/CFS symptoms in women?
    • How is chronic fatigue syndrome (or systemic exertion intolerance disease) diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for CFS/SEID?
    • Is there a cure for CFS/SEID?
    • What is the prognosis (outcome) for CFS/SEID?
    • Is it possible to prevent CFS/SEID?
    • Where can people find additional information about CFS/SEID?
  • 20 Sore Throat Home Remedies A sore throat can be caused by viral infections like the common cold, the flu, or mumps. Sore throats caused by bacterial...learn more »
    In This Article
    20 Sore Throat Home Remedies Article
    • What home remedies help to soothe a sore throat?
    • 1. Warm saltwater gargle
    • 2. Drink warm liquids
    • 3. Over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications
    • 4. Sage/Echinacea throat spray
    • 5. Apple cider vinegar
    • 6. Raw garlic
    • 7. Peppermint
    • 8. Licorice
    • 9. Marshmallow root
    • 10. Slippery Elm
    • 11. Frozen foods
    • 12. Eat chicken soup
    • 13. A humidifier
    • 14. A warm compress
    • 15. Throat spray
    • 16. Lozenges or cough drops
    • 17. Zinc lozenges
    • 18. Drink plenty of fluids
    • 19. Rest
    • 20. Quit smoking
  • Rheumatic Fever Rheumatic fever is a disease that sometimes occurs after a group A streptococcal infection of the throat. Symptoms and signs...learn more »
    In This Article
    Rheumatic Fever Article
    • Rheumatic fever (acute rheumatic fever or ARF) facts
    • What is rheumatic fever?
    • What are the Jones criteria?
    • What causes rheumatic fever?
    • What are symptoms and signs of rheumatic fever?
    • How is rheumatic fever diagnosed?
    • How is rheumatic fever treated?
    • What are the complications of rheumatic fever?
    • How is rheumatic fever prevented?
    • How common is rheumatic fever?
  • Adenovirus 14 Adenovirus infection, particularly Ad14, or the "killer cold virus" has been on the increase in the past two years. Symptoms...learn more »
    In This Article
    Adenovirus 14 Article
    • Adenovirus 14 (Ad14) facts
    • What is the killer cold virus?
    • What are symptoms and signs of an Adenovirus 14 infection?
    • What causes an infection with Adenovirus 14 (Ad14)?
    • How is an Adenovirus 14 infection diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for an Adenovirus 14 (Ad14) infection?
    • What are complications of an Adenovirus 14 infection?
    • What is the prognosis for an Adenovirus 14 (Ad14) infection?
    • Can an Adenovirus 14 infection be prevented?
    • Where can people get more information about the killer cold virus (Adenovirus 14)?
  • Still's Disease Still's disease (systemic-onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) is a disorder characterized by inflammation with high fever...learn more »
    In This Article
    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 Still's disease symptoms and signs?
    • How do health-care professionals diagnose Still's disease?
    • 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 types of specialists treat Still's disease?
    • What Still's disease research is being done?
    • What is the prognosis of Still's disease?
  • 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, H1N1, H3N2, and bird flu [H5N1]) facts
    • What is flu (influenza)?
    • When does flu season begin and end?
    • Flu vs. cold
    • What are the causes of the flu (influenza)?
    • What are flu (influenza) symptoms in adults and in children?
    • What is the incubation period for the flu?
    • How long is the flu contagious, and how long does the flu last?
    • How is the flu (influenza) diagnosed?
    • How does flu spread?
    • What is the key to flu (influenza) prevention?
    • Are there any flu shot or nasal spray vaccine side effects in adults or in children?
    • How effective is the flu vaccine?
    • Why should the flu (influenza) vaccine be taken every year?
    • What are some flu treatments an individual can do at home (home remedies)?
    • What types of doctors treat the flu?
    • What can people eat when they have 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 for patients who get the flu? What are possible complications of the flu?
    • Can the flu be deadly?
    • What is the bird (avian) flu?
    • Do antiviral agents protect people from the flu?
    • What medications treat the flu?
    • Is it safe to get a flu shot that contains thimerosal?
    • Where can people find additional information about the flu?
  • Measles Measles (rubeola) is a highly contagious disease that's caused by a virus. Symptoms include a rash, high fever, cough, runny...learn more »
    In This Article
    Measles Article
    • Measles facts
    • What is measles? What does measles look like?
    • What is rubeola? What is rubella? What are other names for measles?
    • What is the history of measles?
    • What causes measles? How is measles spread?
    • How does one become immune to measles?
    • Who is at risk for getting measles?
    • Is measles deadly?
    • What are measles symptoms and signs?
    • What is the danger of getting measles while pregnant?
    • What is the incubation period for measles?
    • What complications are seen with measles?
    • What is atypical measles?
    • What is modified measles?
    • How is the diagnosis of measles made?
    • What should someone do if he or she has been exposed to measles?
    • If it is not measles, what else could it be?
    • Is there any treatment for measles after symptoms and signs develop?
    • What is the prognosis for measles?
    • Is it possible to prevent measles with a vaccine? How effective is the measles vaccine?
    • Why should people get vaccinated against measles?
    • Is there any truth to the fear of getting autism from the MMR or MMRV?
    • Who should not receive measles vaccinations?
    • Do people need to be revaccinated against measles if they are traveling to Europe?
    • What adverse reactions or side effects can occur with the measles vaccination?
    • If a child has an egg allergy, can they still receive the measles vaccine?
    • Who should be revaccinated against measles?
    • What is herd immunity? Why should people care if others choose not to be vaccinated?
    • Can the measles virus be used to cure cancer?
    • Where can I find more information about measles?
  • Cold, Flu, Allergy Treatments Before treating a cold, the flu, or allergies with over-the-counter (OTC) medications, it's important to know what's causing the...learn more »
    In This Article
    Cold, Flu, Allergy Treatments Article
    • Facts about cold, flu, and allergy treatments
    • Introduction to cold, flu, and allergy treatments
    • What are the differences between allergy, cold, and flu symptoms?
    • What are the different types of medications for headaches, body aches, fever, and flu-like symptoms?
    • Nasal congestion, sneezing, and runny nose
    • Cough
    • Sore throat and other symptoms
    • What about vitamin C and zinc?
    • What are some important considerations for the safe use of OTC products?
  • 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 »
    In This Article
    Reflux Laryngitis Article
    • Reflux laryngitis facts
    • Why does reflux laryngitis occur?
    • What are the typical symptoms of reflux laryngitis?
    • How is 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?
  • Children's Cough Causes and Treatments Children's cough causes include infection, acid reflux, asthma, allergies or sinus infection, whooping cough, and exposure to...learn more »
    In This Article
    Children's Cough Causes and Treatments Article
    • What is a cough?
    • What are the common causes of acute cough in children?
    • What are the common causes of chronic cough in children?
    • How is the cause of childhood cough diagnosed?
    • What are the various therapies and home remedies for childhood cough?
    • When should I contact my doctor for childhood cough symptoms?
  • Is Tonsillitis Contagious? Tonsillitis is a common infection, especially in kids. Tonsillitis is caused by viruses and bacteria like the flu and herpes...learn more »
    In This Article
    Is Tonsillitis Contagious? Article
    • What is tonsillitis?
    • Is tonsillitis contagious?
    • How will I know if I have tonsillitis?
    • How is tonsillitis spread?
    • When will I know I'm cured of tonsillitis?
    • When should I contact a health-care professional about tonsillitis?
  • Is Laryngitis Contagious? Laryngitis is inflammation and swelling of the voice box (larynx). Causes of laryngitis are viral, bacterial, fungal, strenuous...learn more »
    In This Article
    Is Laryngitis Contagious? Article
    • What is laryngitis?
    • Is laryngitis contagious?
    • How will I know I have laryngitis?
    • How is laryngitis spread?
    • When will I know I'm cured of laryngitis?
    • When should I contact a health-care professional about laryngitis?
  • Tularemia Tularemia (rabbit fever) is an infection caused by the Francisella tularensis bacteria. People can become infected with tularemia...learn more »
    In This Article
    Tularemia Article
    • Tularemia facts
    • What is tularemia?
    • What are the different types of tularemia?
    • What causes tularemia?
    • What are symptoms and signs of tularemia?
    • How is tularemia diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for tularemia?
    • Tularemia and bioterrorism
    • Is there a vaccine for tularemia?
    • Where can people find more information about tularemia?
  • Enterovirus (Non-Polio Enterovirus Infection) Non-polio enteroviruses cause a variety of infections, including aseptic meningitis, hand, foot, and mouth disease, herpangina,...learn more »
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    Enterovirus (Non-Polio Enterovirus Infection) Article
    • Enterovirus facts
    • What is an enterovirus?
    • What types of illnesses do enteroviruses cause?
    • What are causes and risk factors for an enterovirus infection?
    • Are enteroviruses contagious?
    • What is the incubation period for an enterovirus infection?
    • What is the contagious period for an enterovirus infection?
    • What are symptoms and signs of an enterovirus infection in children and adults?
    • How do physicians diagnose an enterovirus infection?
    • What is the treatment for an enterovirus infection?
    • What types of doctors treat enterovirus infections?
    • Non-polio enterovirus outbreaks, including enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) and 71
    • What are complications of an enterovirus infection?
    • What is the prognosis of an enterovirus infection?
    • Is it possible to prevent an enterovirus infection? Is there a vaccine for enteroviruses?
    • Where can people find more information about enterovirus infections?
  • Is a Cough Contagious? There are many types of coughs, for example, dry cough, wet cough, a barking cough, whooping cough, stress induced cough, and...learn more »
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    • What is a cough?
    • Is a cough contagious?
    • How will I know what type of cough I have?
    • When is a cough no longer contagious?
    • How are coughs spread?
    • When should I seek medical care for cough?
  • 19 Tips on How to Stop a Cough Coughing is a reflex that helps a person clear their airways of irritants. There are many causes of an excessive or severe...learn more »
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    • What causes coughing?
    • 19 natrual and home remedies to cure and soothe a cough
    • What over-the-counter (OTC) products cure or soothe a cough?
    • What prescription drugs cure a cough?
    • How can I get rid of a nighttime cough?
    • What kind of a doctor treats a cough?
    • When should I see a doctor about a cough?
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer Nasopharyngeal cancer is a form of cancer in which malignant cells form in the nasopharynx tissues. Risk factors include being of...learn more »
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    • What is nasopharyngeal cancer?
    • What are risk factors for nasopharyngeal cancer?
    • What are symptoms and signs of nasopharyngeal cancer?
    • How is nasopharyngeal cancer diagnosed?
    • What is the prognosis for nasopharyngeal cancer?
    • What are the stages of nasopharyngeal cancer?
    • What is the treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer?
    • What are treatment options by stage?
    • Where can I get more information about nasopharyngeal cancer?
  • Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease or Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever) Ebola hemorrhagic fever (HF) is an often-fatal disease that causes fever, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, stomach...learn more »
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    • Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola virus disease) facts
    • What is Ebola hemorrhagic fever?
    • What is the history of Ebola hemorrhagic fever?
    • What causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever?
    • What are risk factors for Ebola hemorrhagic fever?
    • What are Ebola virus disease symptoms and signs?
    • How do physicians diagnose Ebola hemorrhagic fever?
    • What is the treatment for Ebola hemorrhagic fever?
    • What are complications of Ebola hemorrhagic fever?
    • What is the prognosis of Ebola hemorrhagic fever?
    • Is it possible to prevent Ebola hemorrhagic fever? Is there a vaccine for Ebola hemorrhagic fever?
    • What is the latest research on Ebola hemorrhagic fever?
  • Diphtheria Diphtheria is a disease that causes symptoms and signs such as fever, enlarged lymph nodes, and swallowing problems. Erythromycin...learn more »
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    • Diphtheria facts
    • What is diphtheria?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of diphtheria?
    • What is the history of diphtheria?
    • What causes diphtheria?
    • What are risk factors for diphtheria?
    • How do physicians diagnose diphtheria?
    • What is the treatment for diphtheria?
    • What are possible complications of diphtheria?
    • What is the prognosis of diphtheria?
    • Is it possible to prevent diphtheria? Is there a diphtheria vaccine?
  • Polio A polio infection causes symptoms and signs such as paralysis, limb deformities, and even death. There is no curative treatment...learn more »
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    • Polio facts
    • What is polio?
    • What is the history of polio?
    • What causes polio?
    • What are risk factors for polio? How does polio spread?
    • What are polio symptoms and signs?
    • How do physicians diagnose polio?
    • What is the treatment for polio?
    • What is the prognosis of polio?
    • Is it possible to prevent polio? Is there a polio vaccine?
    • Polio-like illness
  • Bird Flu (Avian Influenza, Avian Flu) Bird flu (avian flu, avian influenza) infection in humans may result from contact with infected poultry. There is a vaccine to...learn more »
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    • Bird flu (avian flu) facts
    • What is bird flu?
    • What causes bird flu?
    • What are risk factors for bird flu?
    • What are bird flu symptoms and signs?
    • How do physicians diagnose bird flu?
    • What is the treatment for bird flu?
    • What are the complications of bird flu?
    • What is the prognosis of bird flu?
    • Can bird flu be prevented with a vaccine?
    • Where can people find more information about bird flu?
  • Bronchiolitis Bronchiolitis is an illness caused by a variety of viruses that is most common during the winter season. Bronchiolitis symptoms...learn more »
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    Bronchiolitis Article
    • Bronchiolitis facts
    • What is bronchiolitis?
    • What is the difference between bronchiolitis and bronchitis?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of bronchiolitis?
    • Is bronchiolitis contagious?
    • What causes bronchiolitis?
    • Are there children more at risk for bronchiolitis?
    • When should I contact my child's pediatrician about bronchiolitis?
    • How is bronchiolitis diagnosed?
    • What are home remedies or therapies for bronchiolitis?
    • What is the medical treatment bronchiolitis?
    • Can bronchiolitis be prevented?
  • Children's Health Children's health is focused on the well-being of children from conception through adolescence. There are many aspects of...learn more »
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    • Introduction to children's health
    • Children's growth and development
    • Children's illnesses
    • Children's injuries
    • Children's behavior
    • Children's mental illness
    • Family health and children
    • Community health and children
    • Health care for children
  • Sick Building Syndrome Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) or also referred to as sick building syndrome or environmental illness is the name given by...learn more »
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    • Sick building syndrome facts
    • What is sick building syndrome?
    • Why is sick building syndrome controversial?
    • What causes sick building syndrome?
    • What are risk factors for sick building syndrome?
    • What are sick building syndrome symptoms and signs?
    • How is sick building syndrome diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for sick building syndrome?
    • What are complications of sick building syndrome?
    • What is the prognosis of sick building syndrome?
    • Is there a way to prevent sick building syndrome?
  • Is Sore Throat (Pharyngitis) Contagious? The medical term for a sore throat is pharyngitis. There are many causes of a sore throat such as medications, diseases (GERD,...learn more »
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    • What is pharyngitis?
    • Is a sore throat contagious?
    • How will I know if someone has a sore throat?
    • How is sore throat spread?
    • How will I know if I'm cured of a sore throat?
    • When should I contact health-care professional about a sore throat?
  • Bulimia People with bulimia nervosa, an eating disorder that involves episodes of bingeing and purging, experience symptoms and signs...learn more »
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    Bulimia Article
    • Bulimia nervosa facts
    • What is bulimia?
    • What are causes and risk factors for bulimia?
    • What are symptoms and signs of bulimia?
    • How do physicians diagnose bulimia?
    • What is the treatment for bulimia?
    • What are complications of bulimia?
    • What is the prognosis for bulimia?
    • Is it possible to prevent bulimia?
    • Where can one find more information about bulimia?
    • Are there support groups for people with bulimia?
  • Is Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD) Contagious? Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a highly contagious disease caused by several enteroviruses. These viruses are...learn more »
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    • What is hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD)?
    • Is hand, foot, and mouth disease contagious?
    • What is the incubation period for hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD)?
    • How long is hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) contagious?
    • How do I know someone has hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD)?
    • How is hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) transmitted?
    • How will I know someone is cured of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD)?
    • When should I contact medical caregiver about hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD)?
  • Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a common cause of mononucleosis (viral pharyngitis). Symptoms and signs of an EBV infection...learn more »
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    Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Article
    • Epstein-Barr virus infection facts
    • What is the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)?
    • What are causes and risk factors for an Epstein-Barr virus infection?
    • Is the Epstein-Barr virus contagious?
    • How long is an Epstein-Barr virus infection contagious?
    • How is the Epstein-Barr virus transmitted?
    • What is the incubation period for an Epstein-Barr virus infection?
    • What are symptoms and signs of an Epstein-Barr virus infection?
    • How do health-care professionals diagnose an Epstein-Barr virus infection?
    • What is the treatment for an Epstein-Barr virus infection?
    • Are there any home remedies for an Epstein-Barr virus infection?
    • What are possible complications of an Epstein-Barr virus infection?
    • What is the prognosis of an Epstein-Barr virus infection?
    • Is it possible to prevent an Epstein-Barr virus infection? Is there an EBV vaccine?
  • Marburg Virus Disease Marburg virus disease is a zoonotic infection that produces symptoms such as chills, headaches, fever, and muscle aches. The...learn more »
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    • Marburg virus disease facts
    • What is Marburg virus disease?
    • What causes Marburg disease?
    • What are the symptoms and signs of Marburg infection? What is the incubation period for a Marburg virus infection?
    • What are risk factors for getting Marburg infections?
    • How do health-care professionals diagnose Marburg viral infections?
    • What treatment is available for Marburg virus infections?
    • What specialists treat Marburg infections?
    • Is it possible to prevent Marburg virus infections?
    • What is the prognosis for a Marburg virus infection? What complications may occur with Marburg infections?
    • What research is ongoing about Marburg virus infections?
    • Why is Africa now seeing so many cases of what were relatively rare viral diseases like Ebola and Marburg virus infections?
  • Lassa Fever Lassa fever is a viral hemorrhagic fever that causes flu-like symptoms. Ribavirin is the standard treatment for Lassa fever....learn more »
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    • Lassa fever facts
    • What is Lassa fever?
    • What is the history of Lassa fever?
    • What are causes and risk factors for Lassa fever?
    • Is Lassa fever contagious? If so, what is the contagious period for Lassa fever?
    • When is Lassa fever no longer contagious?
    • What is the incubation period for Lassa fever?
    • What are Lassa fever symptoms and signs?
    • How do physicians diagnose Lassa fever?
    • What is the treatment for Lassa fever?
    • What are complications for Lassa fever?
    • What is the prognosis of Lassa fever?
    • Is it possible to prevent Lassa fever? Is there a vaccine for Lassa fever?
    • What research is being done on Lassa fever?
    • Where can people find more information on Lassa fever?
  • Is Mononucleosis (Mono) Contagious? Mononucleosis (mono) is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus and can be transmitted by an infected person's saliva. Mono symptoms and...learn more »
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    • What is mono (mononucleosis)?
    • Is mono contagious?
    • How do I know if I have mono?
    • How is mono transmitted? What is the incubation period for mono?
    • When will I know I am cured of mono?
    • When should I contact a health-care professional about mono?
  • Is Scarlet Fever Contagious? Group A strep bacteria cause scarlet fever. Scarlet fever is transmitted via person-to-person contact and by coming in contact...learn more »
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    • What is scarlet fever?
    • Is scarlet fever contagious?
    • How will I know if I have scarlet fever?
    • How is scarlet fever transmitted?
    • When will I know I am cured of scarlet fever?
    • When should I contact a physician about scarlet fever?
  • Is Swine Flu (H1N1) Contagious? Swine flu (H1N1) is a contagious virus that spreads when an infected individual expels virus-containing droplets into the air...learn more »
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    • What is swine flu?
    • Is swine flu (H1N1) contagious?
    • What is the contagious period for swine flu (H1N1)?
    • How will I know if I have swine flu?
    • How is swine flu transmitted?
    • How will I know if I am cured of swine flu?
    • When should I contact medical caregiver about swine flu (H1N1)?
  • Headaches in Children Kids get headaches and migraines too. Many adults with headaches started having them as kids, in fact, 20% of adult headache...learn more »
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    Headaches in Children Article
    • Introduction to headaches in children
    • How common are headaches in children and adolescents?
    • What types of headaches do children and adolescents get?
    • What causes headaches is children and adolescents?
    • How are headaches evaluated and diagnosed in children and adolescents?
    • How are headaches treated in children and adolescents?
    • What happens after my child starts treatment?
    • Do children outgrow headaches?
  • Is the Ebola Virus Contagious? Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a highly contagious disease that is transmitted through direct contact. Ebola's incubation period...learn more »
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    • What is Ebola?
    • Is Ebola contagious?
    • What is the incubation period for the Ebola virus?
    • How will I know if someone is infected with Ebola?
    • How is the Ebola virus transmitted?
    • How will I know if someone is cured of Ebola? What is the contagious period for Ebola?
    • When should I contact a medical caregiver about Ebola?