How to Deal with Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is a painful condition in which the skin that is covered by a baby's diaper is red and inflamed from the constant contact of the diaper. ... read more »

Can I Eat Cheese During Pregnancy?

Certain types of cheese pose a risk during pregnancy. ... 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 »

What Is Toxoplasmosis?

Toxoplasmosis is an infection that is caused by contact with a microscopic parasitic organism called Toxoplasma gondii. When contracted by a pregnant woman, it can pose a serious risk to her baby. ... 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 »

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

An infection during pregnancy is different from when you are not pregnant - it can affect the pregnant woman as well as the developing fetus inside the uterus. ... read more »

Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)

Sexually transmitted diseases affect more than 2 million women every year. This number can only be tallied by the number of women who are treated or diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease. ... read more »

Breast Infections: Mastitis

Breast infections (also known as mastitis) are most common in the period up to six weeks after birth, but they can happen as long as you are nursing. ... read more »

Pregnancy Chickenpox and Shingles

If you develop shingles while you are pregnant, your baby will not be affected. This is because your body already contains the necessary antibodies to protect your baby from the virus. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Exclusively May Prevent Infection

In a new study published by the Archives of Diseases in Childhood, women who exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life were less likely to report common infections ... read more »

When to Use Antibiotics During Pregnancy

Not all illnesses are infections that need or can to be treated with antibiotics. The obstetrician will judge the severity of the infection before prescribing an antibiotic. ... read more »

Preventing Food-borne Illness During Pregnancy

Preventing food-borne illness is always important, but is especially so during pregnancy when the consequences can adversely affect the mother and the unborn child. ... read more »

Urine Smells of Ammonia

Is urine with an ammonia smell a problem? ... read more »

STD - Recommended Screening

Intrauterine or perinatally transmitted STDs can have fatal or severely debilitating effects on a fetus. Here are the CDC (Centers for Diseases Control) recommendations for screening of pregnant women ... read more »

Hepatitis Tests During Pregnancy

Hepatitis B infection in pregnancy can be dangerous because the virus can be transmitted to the baby ... read more »

Trichomoniasis During Pregnancy

Trichomoniasis or trich, is a sexually transmitted disease. When a pregnant woman is infected with trich, she may be at increased risk of problems during pregnancy such as early delivery. ... read more »

Viral Diseases and Pregnancy

Viral infections in pregnancy such as HIV, CMV, or parvovirus are major causes of newborn, mother and fetal diseases. ... read more »

Rubella Infection Symptoms

What are the symptoms of a rubella infection? ... read more »

HPV Human Papilloma Virus Infection

Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) and most people who become infected with HPV do not even know they have it. ... read more »

Scabies In Pregnancy

  Scabies (say: skay-beez) is an itchy skin condition caused by teeny, tiny mites that dig tunnels underneath the skin's surface. ... read more »

Parvovirus Fifth Virus During Pregnancy

Parvovirus B19 is a virus that commonly infects humans; about 50% of all adults have been infected sometime during childhood or adolescence. Parvovirus B19 infects only humans. ... read more »

Toxoplasmosis and Pregnancy

How do I get infected with toxoplasmosis during pregnancy? ... read more »

Gardnerella Vaginalis BV During Pregnancy

Gardnerella Vaginalis (also sometimes called BV) is an infection of the female genital tract by bacteria of the Gardnerella vaginalis strain, often in combination with various anaerobic bacteria. ... read more »

Bacterial Vaginosis and Miscarriage

Can bacterial vaginosis (BV) cause a miscarriage? I was just reading that it can. I have had BV in the past and my fear is that I will have a miscarriage if I conceive and get BV. ... read more »

Toxoplasmosis Prevention

How to prevent toxoplamosis. ... read more »

Chancroid

 The agent responsible for the sexually transmitted disease Chancroid is a bacteria called Haemophilus Ducreyi. ... read more »

Chickenpox During Pregnancy - How Serious Is It?

Chicken pox (varicella is usually worse in adults who didn't have chicken pox as children. It's even worse in pregnant women as it puts them at high risk of developing life-threatening pneumonia. ... read more »

Caring for Your Baby's Umbilical Cord

All about how to care for your baby's umbilical cord. ... read more »

How To Care For Your Baby's Circumcised Penis

Information on how to care for your baby's circumcised penis. ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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