If It’s Not the Flu, What Is It?

Croup

My child recently had the flu and two weeks later developed a bad case of croup. Is it the same virus lingering or is it something new?

Roseola

A mother is concerned because her daughter has recently had a fever and a rash. She thinks her daughter had roseola and is concerned that she could spread it when she returns to school. She wants to know if roseola is contagious, and if so, how she can...

Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome

In rare cases, men may experience flu-like symptoms such as fever, runny nose, headaches and nausea after ejaculation. The symptoms can last for weeks. It’s called post orgasmic illness syndrome, and it’s an autoimmune response in which the body...

Meningitis

If you or your child has a stiff neck and increased confusion, you might have meningitis, which is when the menges around the brain and the spinal cord become inflamed, usually due to an infection.

Sinus Infection

Every year thousands of people suffer from a nasty cold, and sometimes it’s even followed by a serious sinus infection. Is this just a bad cold or is it the flu?

Raynaud's Disease

One man says he gets a weird tingly sensation in his fingers and his feet when it’s cold outside. He says it sounds like Raynaud’s disease. He asks what it is and how to know if he has it?