Cold weather brings a rise in upper respiratory infections — sneezing, coughing and stuffy heads. These symptoms and others bring a common request from my patients: Can I get antibiotics? The answer is not always yes.
Although parents may not hear about hepatitis A infections often, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms — as it’s more common than you might think.
Discover how doctors determine whether your sinus infection is viral or bacterial. And learn four practical steps you can take to ease your symptoms.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is very common. It usually affects infants and children under the age of 10. Because hand, foot, and mouth disease is infectious, it can sometimes make adolescents and adults sick, too.
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Most of the time, this virus only causes minor symptoms. However, some babies are unable to fight this infection. Find out why.
When you take the family to a holiday blockbuster, it’s fun to be frightened by on-screen predators. But it’s sensible to take precautions against microscopic organisms that may be lurking in the theater.
Ebola virus disease, also called Ebola hemorrhagic fever or just Ebola, is a serious disease that often causes death. According to the World Health Organization, the average Ebola case fatality rate is greater than 50 percent. In the past, during other outbreaks, the rate has ranged from 25 percent to as high as 90 percent. … Read More