Infections happen when the body is invaded by microorganisms like bacteria and viruses.

Handwashing With Hot or Cold Water?

Studies show that various temperatures for washing hand had no effect on transient or resident bacterial reduction. They found no evidence that hot water had any benefit. ... read more »

HPV in Pregnancy

HPV in pregnancy has not been connected with pregnancy complications such as miscarriage or premature labor. ... read more »

Parvovirus Exposure During Pregnancy

Some women are immune to parvovirus while others can become infected. A blood test can confirm if you are immune or not. ... read more »

Ear Infections and Plagiocephaly

Plagiocephaly is a flattening of the head and researchers have now found that it could be responsible for an increased number of ear infections. ... read more »

Chlamydia - Babies

Can babies get infected? ... read more »

Bacteriuria

Up to one in 10 women has asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy. If untreated, about one-third of these will develop symptomatic infection of the bladder or kidney. These infections can lead to complications such as premature labor and delivery. ... read more »

Hepatitis B and Pregnancy

Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver, resulting in liver cell damage and destruction. Five main types of the hepatitis virus have been identified. The most common type that occurs in pregnancy is hepatitis B (HBV). ... read more »

Chlamydia - Treatment

If you have chlamydial infection, take all of the prescribed medicine, even after symptoms disappear. If the symptoms do not disappear within one to two weeks after finishing the medicine, go to your doctor or clinic again. ... read more »

Herpes Before Pregnancy

Mothers with recurrent genital herpes, herpes that they had before pregnancy, are less likely to transmit herpes to their babies during delivery. ... read more »

Toxoplasmosis: Infection by Trimesters

During which trimester is infection worse? ... read more »

HPV and Infertility

Is there a link between HPV and infertlity? ... read more »

Toxoplasmosis - Risk Factors

What are the risk factors for becoming infected with toxoplasmosis? ... read more »

Effects of Untreated Chlamydia Infection

What are the effects of an untreated chlamydia infection? ... read more »

Shingles Infection from Husband

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

Fifth Disease Exposure

Is Fifth Disease exposure a problem in pregnancy? ... read more »

Hepatitis A Vaccination

Hepatitis A vaccine is a Pregnancy Category C medication. Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with it and it's also not known whether it can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or if it can affect reproductive capacity. ... read more »

Chlamydia - Diagnosis

A chlamydia infection is caused by Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria. It is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the U.S. ... read more »

Herpes Prevention

How to prevent herpes spread during pregnancy. ... read more »

Herpes on the Lip

Is a herpes lesion on my lip a problem? ... read more »

HIV Infection Transmission From Man To Woman

HIV is sexually transmitted. That means that a woman can become HIV infected if she is exposed to secretions like the ejaculate and sperm from an HIV positive man. ... read more »

STD Treatment Guidelines

How to treat STDs ... read more »

Toxoplamosis In Pregnancy

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 unborn baby. ... read more »

Strep Throat

Strep throat is one of the most common childhood illnesses. Small white patches appear on one or both sides of the throat and a fever abruptly starts. ... read more »

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

When the B. pertussis bacterium infect the lungs of a child, the result is a severe cough and whopping sound when breathing. Whooping cough can cause death. ... 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 »

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 »