Conditions & Treatments


Fabry disease is a rare genetic disorder, seen in all ethnic groups, caused by a deficiency of a lysosomal enzyme.


Failure to thrive is defined as decelerated or arrested physical growth associated with poor developmental and emotional functioning.


Generalized breast lumpiness is known by names such as "fibrocystic disease" and "fibroid breasts." Doctors now believe these are just part of the normal breast changes many women undergo throughout the various stages of their lives.


Fibromyalgia, also called fibrositis, is a chronic, widespread pain in muscles and soft tissues surrounding the joints throughout the body, accompanied by fatigue.


Fibrous dysplasia is a chronic disorder in which bone expands due to abnormal development of fibrous tissue, often resulting in uneven growth of bones, pain, brittle bones, or bone deformity.


Fifth disease is a viral illness that results in a viral exanthem. Exanthem is another name for a rash or skin eruption.


An effective breastfeeding baby usually has little trouble breastfeeding even if his/her mother's nipples appear to be flatter. A less effective breastfeeder may need some time to figure out how he/she can draw the nipple into the mouth with latch-on.


Folliculitis is the inflammation of hair follicles due to an infection, injury, or irritation. Boils are pus-filled lesions that are painful and usually firm. Carbuncles are clusters of boils.


A food allergy is an abnormal response of the body to a certain food.


Foot pain is often caused by improper foot function. Improperly fitted shoes can worsen and, in some cases, cause foot problems.


A fracture is a partial or complete bone break. When a fracture occurs, it is classified as either open or closed.


Skin fungi live in the dead, top layer of skin cells in moist areas of the body, such as between the toes, groin, and under the breasts. These fungal infections cause only a small amount of irritation.