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Ringworm (Tinea Corporis)

Ringworm, also known as tinea corporis) is a contagious infection of the skin caused by a fungus. The infection starts as a rash with tiny red pimples. The pimples slowly spread and form a round or oval ring. A single patch of ringworm can be treated with an over-the-counter antifungal cream.

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Ringworm in Children

Ringworm is a type of skin infection cause by a fungus. It looks like a red skin rash that forms a ring around normal-looking skin. Ringworm can be of several types.

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Risk Factors for Pregnancy

Detailed information on identifying potential risks of a pregnancy as an important part of preconception care

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Risks of Pregnancy Over Age 30

Many women today are waiting until later in life to have children. In the United States, birth rates for women in their 30s are at the highest levels in four decades.

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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a disease caused by the Rickettsia bacteria. This bacteria is most commonly carried by dog ticks.

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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) in Children

Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is a bacterial infection. It’s spread by the bite of an infected tick.

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Roseola

Roseola (ROSE–ee-OH-lah) is a common childhood illness caused by a virus. It usually affects children age 6 months to 3 years but can occur in children somewhat younger or older.

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Roseola in Children

Roseola is a contagious viral illness. It causes a high fever and then a rash that develops as the fever goes away.

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Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis is inflammation of the rotator cuff muscles tendons surrounding the shoulder joint.

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Rotavirus

Rotavirus is a contagious illness caused by a virus. It can affect the digestive system and cause diarrhea (large amount of watery stools). It is very important to keep your child from getting dehydrated. Do not give only water, your child should also drink Pedialyte or other electrolyte solutions.

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Rotavirus Infection in Children

Rotavirus is a contagious virus that causes nausea and diarrhea. It is the leading cause of severe infectious diarrhea in children.

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Roundworm Infection in Children

Roundworm infection is a type of parasitic illness. This is an illness in which an organism lives inside the body of another creature. The worms live and grow inside the body and may cause symptoms.

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Helping Hands Patient Education Materials

Written and illustrated by medical, nursing and allied health professionals at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Helping Hand instructions are intended as a supplement to verbal instructions provided by a medical professional. The information is periodically reviewed and revised to reflect our current practice. However, Nationwide Children's Hospital is not responsible for any consequences resulting from the use or misuse of the information in the Helping Hands.