Think you have alcohol intolerance? Here's what might be causing your reaction to wine, beer or other beverages.
Allergy symptoms can make you miserable and in some cases, they're life-threatening. Here's some information about allergies — and tips on treating allergy symptoms.
Aspergillosis is a group of illnesses caused by a common mold. It mainly affects people with a weakened immune system, another lung disease or asthma.
Bronchiolitis is an infection of the lungs' airways that starts out like a cold but progresses to coughing and wheezing. It's common in infants.
More than an annoyance, a chronic cough can significantly affect your quality of life. Find out how it's diagnosed and treated.
Chronic daily headaches strike nearly every day. Aggressive initial treatment and steady, long-term management can help reduce pain and lead to fewer headaches.
Cluster headaches usually occur repeatedly on one side of your head and cause intense pain that feels like a stabbing sensation in your eye.
You've got a cold, or you're trying to prevent getting one. Here are some timely tips.
Do you feel as if you're constantly wiping your baby's nose? Learn to recognize, treat and prevent the common cold.
Dust mite allergy, an immune system reaction to inhaled dust mite "debris," causes hay fever symptoms and may cause allergy-induced asthma.
Children of all ages experience headaches, but the causes aren't all the same. Here's how to help your child.
Don't let the flu set you back. Find out how to protect yourself from getting sick with the flu.
The CDC reports a dramatic increase in measles in the United States. Most cases were in children who hadn't been vaccinated.
Milk allergy can cause hives, wheezing and gastrointestinal problems. Avoidance is the primary treatment, but the good news is that many children outgrow milk allergy.
MRSA is a virulent form of staph bacteria, often contracted in health care settings, that resists most antibiotics. Learn the symptoms and how to prevent infection.
Nasal polyps, inflammation-related growths in the nasal passages or sinuses, can block the flow of air and fluid in your nose.
Nonallergic rhinitis is a condition in which the lining of your nose swells, causing a stuffy nose — but no identifiable allergy is involved.
Peanut allergy can be serious. Find out what you need to know to prevent a life-threatening reaction.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infects most children by age 2. Signs and symptoms of the virus typically mimic a cold, but it can be serious.
Roseola is a common infection of childhood. The condition causes a fever that lasts several days, followed by a rash on the trunk and neck.
Rubella, a contagious viral infection, is most dangerous to pregnant women. Rubella can be prevented with the combined measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.
Swollen lymph nodes usually indicate an infection, particularly in children. However, there are many causes, ranging from the common cold to cancer.
Wegener's granulomatosis is an uncommon disease that causes blood vessel inflammation that can damage lungs, kidneys and other organs. Untreated, it can be fatal.
Whooping cough is a serious lung infection that's especially dangerous in young infants.
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