Infections > Stomach & Intestinal Infections

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  • Appendicitis
    Appendicitis requires immediate medical attention, so it's important to know its symptoms. The earlier it's caught, the easier it will be to treat.
  • Ascariasis
    Ascariasis is an intestinal infection that occurs when the eggs of a parasitic roundworm are ingested. Read about signs and symptoms, treatment, and tips for prevention.
  • Campylobacter Infections
    These bacterial infections can cause diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain, and fever. Good hand-washing and food safety habits can prevent them.
  • Cholera
    While cholera isn't common in the U.S., it can be a health threat elsewhere. Learn about cholera and how to prevent it.
  • Dengue Fever
    You're not at risk of this illness in the U.S., but if you live in or are traveling to a tropical country it's wise to take precautions against this virus.
  • Diarrhea
    Most kids battle diarrhea from time to time, so it's important to know what to do to relieve and even prevent it.
  • Food Poisoning
    Sometimes, germs can get into food and cause food poisoning. Find out what to do if your child gets food poisoning - and how to prevent it.
  • Giardiasis
    Giardiasis, one of the chief causes of diarrhea in the United States, is an intestinal illness caused by a microscopic parasite.
  • Helicobacter pylori
    H. pylori bacteria can cause digestive illnesses, including gastritis and peptic ulcer disease.
  • Pinworm
    Pinworm is an intestinal infection caused by tiny parasitic worms. But pinworms don't cause any harm (just itching), and it won't take long to get rid of them.
  • Rotavirus
    Rotavirus infection affects most kids and is one of the most common causes of diarrhea. A vaccine to prevent it is now recommended for all kids.
  • Salmonella Infections
    Salmonellosis is a foodborne illness caused by the bacteria salmonella. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever, and headache.
  • Shigella Infections
    Shigella are bacteria that can infect the digestive tract and cause a wide range of symptoms, from diarrhea, cramping, vomiting, and nausea, to more serious complications and illnesses.
  • Tapeworm
    Tapeworms are usually more upsetting to think about than to deal with. Tapeworm infections are rare in the United States, and they're usually easy to treat.
  • Typhoid Fever
    While typhoid fever isn't common in the U.S., it can be a health threat elsewhere. Learn about this illness and how to prevent it.
  • Yersiniosis
    Yersiniosis is an uncommon infection caused by the consumption of undercooked meat products, unpasteurized milk, or water contaminated by the bacteria.
 

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