Fifth disease is a viral illness causing a rash on the arms, legs and cheeks, which is most common in children. Adults who have not been exposed to the human parvovirus B19 can become infected. Learn more about the causes and how symptoms differ for fifth disease in adults versus children.
Fibromyalgia patients experience fatigue, pain and other symptoms. One of the most common symptoms is the presence of pain at specific points in the body. Doctors pay close attention to pain points in fibromyalgia patients, as they can help determine the best treatments and therapies.
Breast cancer staging is done to determine the size of the tumor and if the tumor has spread to the lymph nodes and other parts of the body. Staging criteria determines the type of treatment and prognosis. Read the following article to learn more about the stages of breast cancer.
To learn about rare pediatric cancer and the symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment options and prognosis for each, read the following article.
Read the following overview about small cell brain cancer to understand the symptoms, diagnostic techniques, treatment options and prognosis for this disease.
To learn about antibiotics for epididymitis and the types of infections that cause epididymitis, read the following article. Many antibiotics have side effects and contraindications that should be discussed with a physician before beginning treatment.
Treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) includes medications, and surgical and nonsurgical procedures to correct the irregular heart rhythms. Read the following article to learn about the treatments and risks associated with AF.
Treatment of DVT, or deep vein thrombosis, is a medical emergency requiring intervention to reduce clot formation and to prevent the clot from reaching your lungs. Read the following article to learn the effectiveness of available treatments.
Cranial nerve damage can adversely affect your sight, sense of smell, facial expression, hearing, swallowing and much more, depending on the location of the damage. Read the following article to understand the consequences and treatment options for cranial nerve damage.
Read about what causes urethritis and the treatments available for men and women. Urethritis has different symptoms in men and women, and it can be a result of other diseases or conditions.
Knowing how and what type of ulcers are staged helps to understand what kind of treatment to expect. Read this article for an overview of gastrointestinal ulcers.
Physical therapy for costochondritis may include specific exercises or stretching to reduce the pain from the inflammation. Read the following to learn about costochondritis treatments.
Elbow tendonitis home remedies treat the swelling and pain caused by inflammation of the tendons in the elbow. Read on to learn ways to reduce the pain and discomfort of irritated elbow tendons.
Treating cutaneous lupus erythematosus depends on the form, such as chronic, subacute, or acute. For information about signs, symptoms and treatment options, read the following article.
Hamstring tendonitis and pain walking are graded by the amount of damage to the muscle. Read the following to learn more about the grades, risk factors, causes and treatment options for hamstring tendonitis.
Pigmentary glaucoma treatment includes medications and surgical intervention to increase the outflow of the fluid inside the eye to reduce eye pressure. Read the following information to understand the cause and treatment for pigmentary glaucoma.
Types of colon polyps include inflammatory, hyperplastic, tubular adenoma or adenomatous polyp, and villous adenoma or tubulovillous adenoma. Read on to learn how early detection and treatment can reduce your chances for colon cancer.
Cataract surgery and lens replacement is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure to remove the cloudy lens and insert an intraocular lens to restore vision. Read on to learn about the procedure and types of lens available.
The stages of avascular necrosis, or osteonecrosis, provide clinical and laboratory data to identify and monitor the extent of bone and joint damage. Read on to learn about each of the stages and treatment options.
Determining if a condition is ankylosing spondylitis or diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis may require a battery of tests. Here we define the differences and similarities of ankylosing spondylitis and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis.