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A to Z Symptom: Rash

A rash is an area of irritated, bumpy, painful, or swollen skin. Most aren't harmful or dangerous.

A to Z Symptom: Rectal Bleeding

Learn about some common causes of rectal bleeding, most of which aren't serious.

A to Z: Radial Head Subluxation

Nursemaid's elbow is a partial dislocation of the elbow joint that happens when a ligament slips out of place near the elbow.

A to Z: Rash, Diaper

Diaper rash is a very common condition that can cause a baby's skin to become sore, red, and tender.

A to Z: Rectal Prolapse

Learn about conditions that affect the rectum, anus, and digestive system.

A to Z: Renal Dysplasia

Learn about potential complications of fetal development and conditions that affect the kidneys and urinary tract.

A to Z: Resonance Disorder

In this speech problem, problems in the structure, nerves, and muscles of the mouth and throat can change the quality of the voice. Read more.

A to Z: Respiratory Failure

Learn what happens when the lungs cannot properly bring oxygen into or remove carbon dioxide from the blood.

A to Z: Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Learn about RSV, a contagious infection that's a major cause of respiratory illness in young children.

A to Z: Retropharyngeal Abscess

Retropharyngeal abscess is an area of infected, pus-filled tissue that forms in the deep tissues in the back of the throat.