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Mononucleosis is a viral illness that often results in fever, swollen lymph glands, and a sore throat. This eMedTV article discusses the causes, transmission, symptoms, and treatment of mononucleosis and provides links to additional information.
- Scarlet Fever
Scarlet fever is an illness that is characterized by a rash, fever, and sore throat. As this eMedTV Web page explains, it is caused by bacteria. This article discusses the cause, symptoms, treatment, and possible complications of this condition.
- Head Lice
Even though head lice are very common, they are easily treated, and the lice do not spread disease. This eMedTV article provides a detailed overview on head lice, including information on the insect's life cycle, transmission methods, and treatment.
Scoliosis is a disorder that is characterized by a sideways curvature of the spine. This portion of the eMedTV Web site offers an in-depth look at this condition, including information on its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) is a contagious virus that causes respiratory infections. This selection from the eMedTV archives discusses the transmission, risk factors, symptoms, and treatment of this virus.
- Pink Eye
Pink eye is a condition in which the conjunctiva (a tissue in the eye) becomes inflamed. This page from the eMedTV archives explores the causes of this condition, lists common symptoms, and explains how it is diagnosed and treated.
- Fifth Disease
Fifth disease is a mild illness that usually occurs in children and is caused by parvovirus B19. This eMedTV Web page explains the history, symptoms, transmission, and treatment of the disease, and links to other resources about the condition.
- Strep Throat
Strep throat is a type of bacterial infection that most often affects children between the ages of 5 and 15. This eMedTV Web article further explores this throat infection, including causes, possible symptoms, and treatment options.
It is very common for children under the age of six to wet their bed. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth discussion on bedwetting, including why it occurs, how it can be treated, who is most likely to be affected by it, and more.
- Mono Symptoms
For most people with mono, symptoms include such things as swollen glands, fever, and sore throat. This eMedTV Web page describes these and other possible symptoms often seen with mono, such as body aches, chills, and fatigue.
- Infant Colic
If your baby cries for three hours straight, three days a week for three weeks, she may have infant colic. This eMedTV article describes this condition in detail, with information on possible risk factors and tips on coping with a newborn who has it.
- Fever Blisters
Fever blisters occur as a result of direct or indirect contact with someone who has an active infection. This eMedTV article describes this condition in more detail and explains how the blisters can be diagnosed, transmitted, and treated.
- Diaper Rash
A diaper rash most often occurs when the skin covered by a diaper becomes irritated from stool or urine. This eMedTV article explains what these rashes look like, explores other causes, and offers detailed treatment and prevention information.
- Understanding a Crying Baby
When your baby cries, he or she is communicating a certain need to you. This eMedTV Web segment takes an in-depth look at what the various cries sound like and what they mean. This article also offers tips on how to calm a crying baby.
Safety, cost, and location are some of the factors to consider when searching for a daycare for your baby. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at other factors to consider during your search, including potential dangers.
- RSV Virus
The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) can cause respiratory infections such as bronchiolitis and pneumonia. This eMedTV Web page provides an overview of this virus, including transmission methods and its season.
- Strep Throat Symptoms
If you have strep throat, symptoms may include fever, white patches on the throat, and red tonsils. This eMedTV Web segment describes other signs of this throat infection and explains how long these symptoms typically last.
Vigamox is a prescription eye drop that is used to treat bacterial conjunctivitis. This eMedTV article offers a complete overview of this antibiotic medication, including how it works, potential side effects, safety warnings, and more.
- Baby Formula Feeding
All infant formulas are designed to be the best possible substitute for natural human breast milk. This eMedTV resource provides some general tips on formula feeding your baby and describes the three different ways that formulas are prepared.
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