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Bacterial Vaginosis - Benadryl

This page contains links to eMedTV Health Topics containing information on subjects from Bacterial Vaginosis to Benadryl. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Bacterial Vaginosis
    BV (bacterial vaginosis) occurs when harmful bacteria disrupt the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina. This eMedTV resource tells you what you need to know about BV, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and more.
  • Bactrim
    Bactrim is an antibiotic often prescribed to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. This article on the eMedTV site describes how Bactrim works, explains when and how to take the drug, and lists potential side effects of the medication.
  • Bactrim DS
    Bactrim DS is an antibiotic that is often prescribed to treat certain types of infections. This eMedTV resource explains how this medication works and offers a more in-depth look at dosing information, potential side effects, and general precautions.
  • Bactroban
    Bactroban is an antibiotic that is especially effective against MRSA when used as a nasal ointment. This eMedTV selection provides an in-depth look at this prescription drug, with information on how to use it, possible side effects, dosing, and more.
  • Bad Cholesterol
    Low density lipoprotein (a substance that transports cholesterol) is often called "bad cholesterol." As this eMedTV article explains, too much of this substance in the blood may lead to blocked arteries and increases the risk for heart disease.
  • Balmex
    Balmex is a line of over-the-counter (OTC) diaper rash products used to both treat and prevent rashes. This eMedTV resource describes the various products in this line, explains how they work, and provides information on how to use them.
  • Balsalazide
    Balsalazide can help relieve inflammation and other symptoms caused by ulcerative colitis. This eMedTV segment offers an in-depth look at the drug, including how it works to treat the condition, tips for those taking it, and possible side effects.
  • Balziva
    Balziva is an oral contraceptive that is only available by prescription. This selection from the eMedTV Web site further explains how the product works to prevent pregnancy, lists possible side effects that may occur, and offers tips on taking this pill.
  • Banzel
    Banzel is a prescribed drug used to treat seizures in people with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. This eMedTV Web article provides a detailed overview of this medication, including information on how it works, general dosing tips, and possible side effects.
  • Barium Enema
    A barium enema is conducted by taking x-rays of the lining of your rectum and colon. As this eMedTV page points out, the procedure can help diagnose polyps, colon cancer, and other problems. This article explains what to expect during the procedure.
  • Barrett's Esophagus
    Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which the esophagus forms new types of cells on its surface. As this eMedTV page explains, these cells are similar to the cells found in the intestines. This page offers an in-depth look at this disorder.
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
    The most common type of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma grows slowly, and rarely spreads to other areas. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at basal cell carcinoma, including its risk factors, symptoms, and treatment.
  • Basiliximab
    Basiliximab is a drug used to prevent transplant rejection in people who recently had a kidney transplant. This eMedTV segment takes a detailed look at this anti-rejection drug, with information on how it is given, how it works, safety issues, and more.
  • Bat Rabies
    If you are bitten by a bat, don't wait to seek medical attention. This eMedTV article discusses bats and rabies, including information about what to do if there is a bat in your house and tips for bat-proofing your home.
  • BCG Vaccine
    In parts of the world where tuberculosis is common, infants may receive the BCG vaccine. This eMedTV page explains how the vaccine is used to prevent tuberculosis. This page also provides information on who should and shouldn't get the vaccine.
  • Beating Heart Bypass Surgery
    This eMedTV page provides an in-depth look at beating heart bypass surgery, including how it differs from other heart surgeries, expected benefits, and possible risks. As the name suggests, this operation is performed while the heart is beating.
  • Beclomethasone
    Beclomethasone is a medicine that is used for reducing inflammation in people with asthma or allergies. This eMedTV page further describes the nasal spray and inhaler versions of this drug, including information on dosing and possible side effects.
  • Beclomethasone Inhaler
    Beclomethasone inhalers can be used to prevent asthma attacks and improve breathing in people with asthma. This eMedTV article explains how the beclomethasone inhaler works, describes the effects of the drug, and offers general dosing information.
  • Beclomethasone Nasal Aerosol
    Beclomethasone nasal aerosol is used to relieve sneezing, runny nose, and other allergy symptoms. This eMedTV page explains how this nasal spray works to treat seasonal or perennial allergies, describes how to use it, and lists possible side effects.
  • Beclomethasone Nasal Spray
    Beclomethasone nasal spray is used to treat nasal symptoms caused by irritants and allergies. This eMedTV segment discusses other beclomethasone nasal spray uses, describes the effects of the medicine, and explains how to use the nasal spray.
  • Beconase
    Beconase is a nasal spray that is used for treating allergic and non-allergic rhinitis. This eMedTV resource further explains what the drug is used for, describes how it works, and offers information on when and how to use the nasal spray.
  • Bedaquiline
    Bedaquiline is a medication prescribed to treat tuberculosis in people who have no other treatment options. This eMedTV Web page explains how the drug works, lists potential side effects, and covers dosing tips. It also offers links to more information.
  • Bedwetting
    It is very common for children under the age of six to wet their bed. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth discussion on bedwetting, including why it occurs, how it can be treated, who is most likely to be affected by it, and more.
  • Behcet's Disease
    Behcet's disease can lead to problems such as arthritis and ulcers on the genitals and mouth. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at this condition, including information on possible causes, symptoms, and treatment options for this disease.
  • Belatacept
    Belatacept is a drug prescribed to prevent organ rejection in people who have a kidney transplant. This eMedTV resource presents a detailed look at this medication, with information on dosing guidelines, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
  • Belimumab
    Belimumab is an injected drug that helps reduce symptoms of lupus by suppressing the immune system. This eMedTV Web selection provides important dosing tips, side effect information, safety warnings, and more.
  • Bell's Palsy
    A temporary form of facial paralysis, Bell's palsy results from damage or trauma to a facial nerve. As this eMedTV page explains, the condition usually affects only one of the two facial nerves and one side of the face. It often goes away on its own.
  • Belviq
    Belviq is a weight loss drug prescribed to people who are obese or have a weight-related medical problem. This eMedTV Web page features a detailed look at the drug, including how it works, how to achieve effective results, possible side effects, and more.
  • Benadryl
    Benadryl is an antihistamine medication approved for many uses, including treating allergy symptoms. This eMedTV segment discusses the drug's uses in more detail, explains how it works, and explains what forms and strengths this product comes in.
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