What is arthritis?
Arthritis is the inflammation of the joints, which can result from hundreds of disorders that affect the joints and the tissues that surround them.
What is dehydration in children?
Dehydration occurs when you lose more fluid from your body than you take in. Dehydration in children is common as they have a higher turnover of fluids than adults and therefore need proportionally la…
What is interstitial lung disease?
Interstitial lung disease is the name used to describe a large group of medical conditions in which scarring of lung tissue leads to chronic breathing problems.
What is the 'Milwaukee protocol'?
The Milwaukee protocol is an experimental treatment that was developed in 2004 and saved the life of an unvaccinated teenager infected with rabies. The treatment involves placing the infected person u…
What restrictions are placed on driving vehicles?
Each state has different laws for people driving after a seizure. It is best to ask your doctor to check your state's requirements. Most states require a certain period of seizure-free time before you…
Who gets conversion disorder?
Anyone can get the disorder, but it is more common in females. It is often found together with other mental health conditions, such as depression, and/or difficult life experiences such as abuse, negl…
Will a migraine keep coming back?
People who have experienced a migraine may experience migraines in the future.
Will abdominal pain in children clear on its own?
Many cases will clear up on their own without any treatment being given. Any reports of abdominal pain in children warrant medical assessment though, to rule out any serious underlying cause.
Will earwax build-up clear up on its own?
In most cases, earwax flakes off and falls out of the ear canal without the need for treatment.
Will pectus excavatum get worse?
In about a third of cases, pectus excavatum will get more pronounced during puberty.
Are mosquito-borne illnesses contagious?
Mosquito-borne illnesses cannot pass directly from person to person; they must be transmitted by a mosquito. In rare cases, blood-to-blood contact can transmit a mosquito-borne illness from one person…