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Conjunctivitis Infection

Published on 12th July 2018

Conjunctivitis is a common eye condition that affects the thin, transparent lining of tissue called the conjunctiva, the conjunctiva lines the inner surface of the eyelid and covers the white of the eye. Conjunctivitis infection is often referred to as red eye.   What are the symptoms of Conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis can be in one or […]

Urine Infections (UTI) Cystitis

Published on 2nd May 2018

Urine infections or UTI’s can affect different parts of your urinary tract. If your bladder is affected it is called cystitis, if the urethra is affected it is called urethritis and if the kidneys are infected is is called a kidney infection. Urine infections are common, irritating conditions that usually affect women, though men and […]

Obesity – Weight Loss – BMI

Published on 1st May 2018

What is Obesity? Overweight and obesity are defined by the WHO (World Health Organisation) as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. The most common way a person’s weight can be classified is by using the body mass index (BMI). BMI is a useful measure of whether you are a healthy weight for […]

Sinusitis

Published on 26th March 2018

What is sinusitis? The sinuses are the air-filled cavities located behind your cheekbones and forehead. Sinusitis is the inflammation and swelling of the lining of the sinuses. There are 4 types of sinusitis: acute, subacute, chronic and recurrent. Acute sinusitis describes the sudden onset of cold like symptoms which include a stuffy nose and facial […]

Tonsillitis

Published on 20th March 2018

What is tonsillitis? Tonsillitis is an infection causing inflammation of your tonsils together with cold or flu like symptoms.  The tonsils are the two small oval shaped glands which lie either side of the back of the throat, they work similar to lymph glands by helping your body to fight off infections. Inflammation of the […]

Amoxicillin

Published on 15th March 2018

What is Amoxicillin? Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that is used to fight bacterial infections such as, chest infections, tonsillitis, pneumonia, dental abscesses, ear infections, gonorrhoea, UTI’s (urinary tract infections) and for severe cases of Salmonella poisoning. There are many brands and forms of Amoxicillin available, it can come as capsules or as a liquid that you […]

Yeast Infections of the skin, mouth and nails

Published on 23rd February 2018

What is a yeast infection of the skin? A yeast infection occurs when yeast-like fungi called candida grows on the skin causing a red, scaly, itchy rash to develop. There are more than 20 different types of candida and they most grow harmlessly on our skin but in warm, moist, creased areas such as armpits, […]

Psoriasis

Published on 29th November 2017

What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is a long-term disease of the skin resulting in skin that is red and scaly. Psoriasis is common and affects up to 1.8 million people in the U.K. Psoriasis is equally common in men and women and tends to be more common from late teens to early 30’s and then strikes […]

Cold Sores

Published on 28th November 2017

What are cold sores? Cold sores are a small, painful fluid filled blister or cluster of blisters. Cold Sores usually appears on the edges of the lip where it joins the surrounding skin but can sometimes also be found in the nostrils or on the nose. You usually get the virus for the first time […]

Sleep Apnoea

Published on 22nd November 2017

What is sleep apnoea? Sleep apnoea is a breathing problem that occurs when you are sleeping. The most common form is called obstructive sleep apnoea. Sleep apnoea can affect everyone at any age, the word apnoea is from the Greek and means “without breath”. What causes sleep apnoea? When we sleep our throat muscles relax […]

Ibuprofen Painkiller

Published on 10th October 2017

What is Ibuprofen Ibuprofen is a commonly used painkiller which comes from a group of drugs called NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Another drug commonly found in this group is aspirin. Ibuprofen can be used to ease mild to moderate pain, for example if you have any dental pain, back pain, headaches or period pains. Ibuprofen […]

Toothache

Published on 27th September 2017

What is Toothache? Toothache refers to pain felt in and around the teeth and jaws. What are the symptoms of toothache? Toothache can be felt in many ways.  It can be constant or it can come and go, be mild or severe.  It may be felt as a sudden sharp pain when eating or drinking, […]