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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 is a cold sore? A cold sore is a small, painful fluid filled blister or cluster of blisters. A cold sore 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 […]

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 […]


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, […]


Published on 27th September 2017

What is ringworm? Ringworm is a very common fungal skin infection also called tinea corporis. Ringworm is mostly common amongst children; however, it can affect people of all ages.  Despite the name “ringworm” it is not caused by a worm. What are the symptoms of ringworm? Ringworm usually causes a red, circular scaly rash on […]

Nappy rash

Published on 27th September 2017

What is nappy rash? Nappy rash is a very common skin condition that causes redness to the area covered by a nappy. Nearly all babies will be affected by nappy rash at some time. Mild cases will probably not cause your baby pain or discomfort, however if it gets worse your baby could become distressed. […]


Published on 26th September 2017

What is gastroenteritis? Gastroenteritis is a common condition commonly called a stomach bug. Gastroenteritis is an irritation of the stomach and bowel which causes vomiting and diarrhoea. Gastroenteritis can be very unpleasant but doesn’t usually last long and is usually out of your system in a few days. What causes gastroenteritis? Gastroenteritis can be caused […]

Acne, Facial Spots and Pimples

Published on 6th September 2017

What is Acne? Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point in their lives, it is so common it is almost considered a normal part of growing up. Generally, boys are affected more than girls and the severity can range from mild to severe. What are the Symptoms of Acne? […]

Glandular fever

Published on 28th July 2015

What is glandular fever? Glandular fever, also called infectious mononucleosis, is a viral infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, the name comes from the British researchers who first discovered it. The Epstein-Barr virus is part of the herpes group of viruses and is very common, however, like the other herpes viruses you may be infected […]

Drug Testing Information

Published on 14th May 2015

Watch the effects of Cannabis Drugs are everywhere around us and most parents worry about their child becoming involved with drugs. Parents often feel they don’t know enough about drugs to help prevent their child from coming to harm. In this section of our site, there are basic details on the most commonly used drugs […]

Children’s Health

Published on 14th May 2015

In this section of the site we have aimed to cover illnesses and problems we believe to be the most frequent in children. Don’t forget if you don’t find it under this section try our search facility as it may be under a different section. If the illness/condition you require information on is not on […]

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