Types of Childhood Infections

You've gotten through your pregnancy, dealt with given birth, and now your child has an infection. Below is a guide to the symptoms, treatment and commons questions relating to infections that may occur during childhood: ... read more »

What Are Causes of Spotting?

What are the possible causes of spotting? ... read more »

Parvovirus B19 Infection During Pregnancy

Parvovirus B19 infection during pregnancy can affect the fetus and can lead to hydrops. ... read more »

Can I Eat Cheese During Pregnancy?

You should not eat certain soft cheeses such as feta, Brie, Camembert, blue-veined, and Mexican-style cheese  in pregnancy because of a risk of becoming infected with "listeria". ... read more »

Measles (Rubeola) Infection During Pregnancy

Measles (also known as Rubeola) is a viral disease that usually produces fever, cough, conjunctivitis and a red, bumpy rash, and a rash ("Koplik's spots") inside the cheeks. ... read more »

Congenital Hypotonia - Low Muscle Tone

Children born with hypotonia have low muscle tone and lower than average strength. Most children are not born with hypotonia, but develop it as a result of some other disorder or disease. ... read more »

Immune System Boost May Prevent HIV Infection in Infants

According to reports out of the Oregon Health and Science University, training the immune system to fend off HIV during the first hours after birth ... read more »

Slapped Face Syndrome and Fetal Complications

Slapped Face Syndrome is caused by a virus called parvovirus B19 that blocks red blood cell development and causes a rash on the face. ... read more »

Endometrial Lining Not OK - Causes

What are the causes of an abnormal endometrial lining? ... read more »

Information About Vaccinations

How do vaccines work? ... read more »

Missed AF and Cramping and Cramps

What do cramping and cramps mean after a missed AF? ... read more »

Shingles Infection from Husband

Can I get infected with shingles from my husband? ... read more »

IUD and Pregnancy

Getting pregnant with an IUD in place is very rare and when it happens you should see a doctor right away to decrease the risk of complications. ... read more »

Nosebleeds - Normal During Pregnancy?

Are nosebleeds normal during pregnancy? What should I do if I have one? ... read more »

Vaginal Discharge: Causes and Treatment

Nearly every woman will experience vaginal discharge at some point in life. Most often, vaginal discharge is normal and does need no treatment, but there can be other causes which require medical treatment. ... read more »

Strep B Test Studied to Prevent Misuse of Antibiotics

Women who come into the Hospital in full labor but without having had a GBS culture are typically treated with antibiotics to protect the infant from a group B Strep infection. ... read more »

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection

CMV stands for Cytomegalovirus, which is a DNA herpesvirus that infects up to 85% of all people in the United States at some point in their lives. ... read more »

Thick Creamy White Discharge, or Milky White Vaginal Discharge

A thick creamy milky white vaginal discharge is normal and could be the first pregnancy sign and symptom. ... read more »

Scarlet Fever

Scarlet fever is caused by the same strep infection that causes strep throat. Streptococcus releases a toxin into the body. Skin infections caused by strep bacteria, like impetigo, may also cause scarlet fever. ... read more »

Childhood Infection: Rotavirus

Rotavirus is a common childhood infection that nearly all children suffer from before the age of 5. ... read more »

Childhood Infection: Croup

Croup is a condition that most often affects children between 6 months and 3 years of age. The upper airways become inflamed and your child develop hoarseness and a cough. ... read more »

Impetigo

Impetigo is an infection of the skin caused by bacteria known as strep (streptococcus) or staph (staphylococcus). MRSA, methicillin-resistant staph aureus, is also known to cause impetigo. ... read more »

Meningitis

An inflammation of the protective outer lining of the brain and spinal cord is called meningitis. The majority of cases are brought about by viruses or bacteria, although it can be associated with types of illness or medications. ... read more »

Reye's Syndrome

Reye's Syndrome is not an infection; rather, it is an illness that affects some children after a viral infection. Clinical studies have linked Reye's Syndrome with aspirin. ... read more »

Rotavirus Infection during Pregnancy

Rotavirus is a common childhood infection that can also affect women during pregnancy. ... read more »

Mumps

Mumps is a viral infection spread from one child to another via saliva (spit). The main area affected by mumps are the parotid salivary glands. These glands are located behind the cheeks. ... read more »

Cellulitis

Cellulitis is caused by a bacterial infection of the skin. Symptoms of cellulitis include swollen, red, tender skin that may feel warm to the touch. A fever may accompany the infection. ... read more »

Ringworm During Pregnancy

Ringworm infections can occur during pregnancy and may appear to look like large pimples on the skin. Skin may appear red and flaky, and be extremely itchy. ... read more »

Lyme Disease and Children

Lyme disease is caused by the black-legged tick. Ticks are more predominant in spring, summer and fall months, but children can contract the disease any time of year. ... read more »

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection and Pregnancy

RSV infects the breathing passages and lungs in small children and infants. Since infants and small children have not yet built up enough immunity the condition may worsen and lead to other illnesses. ... read more »

Seasonal Influenza (Flu) in Children

Every Fall, doctors suggest children and at-risk adults receive a seasonal flu vaccination. The vaccination can prevent the flu or curb the intensity of a flu infection. ... read more »

Common STDs in Men

STDs, or sexually transmitted diseases, are passed from one person to another via unprotected sex. Syphilis, HIV, and gonorrhea are three major STDs men have to worry about. ... read more »

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This means the bacteria that causes MRSA is resistant to common antibiotics. ... read more »

Multi-Drug Treatment Reduces Mother-Infant HIV Risk

Recent research reveals using multiple drugs after birth greatly reduces the risk of infant HIV infection. ... read more »

Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki Disease is a rare condition with no known cause. Some doctors and experts believe the condition is an auto-immune disorder, but there is no clinical proof the condition starts in the immune system. ... read more »

Breastfeeding: Mastitis

Mastitis is caused by common bacteria in the breast ' staphylococcus aureus. Cracks in the skin or nipples allow the bacteria to enter thebody and cause an infection. ... read more »

OraQuick In-Home HIV Test

The OraQuick In-Home HIV Test is designed to give users privacy, accuracy and a preliminary test result for HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies. ... read more »

Prevalence of Vaginal Candidiasis in Young Women

Nigerian researchers recently published a study on vaginal candidiasis in The Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal showing a high rate of vaginal candidiasis in women with vaginal infections. ... read more »

Scientists Develop New Method to Understand Chlamydia

Scientists have developed a new way to track the activity of a microbe and the response of its intended host cell. ... read more »

Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

Conjunctivitis or pink eye is one of the most common childhood infections that can be contracted by touch and sharing towels, wash cloths and bedding. ... read more »

Gonorrhea During Pregnancy

Gonorrhea is a serious bacterial infection that may be passed from one partner to the other during sexual contact. Sexual contact includes oral, anal and genital sex. ... read more »

Bladder Infections: Diagnosis and Treatment

A bladder infection occurs when bacterium from the area surrounding the urethra invades the bladder. Bladder infections are relatively common and can be treated with a course of antibiotics. ... read more »

Recurrent Bladder Infections

If the urine culture is negative after treatment, but symptoms persist, additional testing to determine the cause of symptoms will likely be ordered. ... read more »

Bladder Infection During Pregnancy

Pregnant women may be more susceptible to urinary tract infections and bladder infections. ... read more »

Pyelonephritis During Pregnancy

is an infection of the uppermost section of the urinary tract. The condition is more common in women with asymptomatic urinary tract or bladder infection. ... read more »

Nursing Your Wounds: The Bad Boo Boos of Breastfeeding

When breastfeeding you must understand how to take care of your breastscorrectly, especially in the event that you experience pain. There are many different problems that may come. ... read more »

Chlamydia During Pregnancy

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection. The risk of passing chlamydia to an infant when the infant comes in contact with the birth canal is about 20- to 40-percent. ... read more »

Bladder Infections: Overview, Causes and Symptoms

A bladder infection is a type of urinary tract infection that affects both men and women. ... read more »

The Bigger the Family, the More Frequent the Viral Infections

In some families, it seems there’s always somebody sick. 26 families of varying size agreed to participate in the study which indicates the bigger the family, the more frequent the viral infections. ... read more »

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