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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, […]

Ringworm

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 […]

Inflammatory bowel disease – Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

Published on 27th September 2017

What is inflammatory bowel disease? Inflammatory bowel disease is the chronic inflammation of all or part of your digestive system(gut). Inflammatory bowel disease is the term used for two conditions, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Both conditions can be debilitating and lead to complications. What is the difference between inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis? […]

Indigestion

Published on 27th September 2017

What is indigestion? Indigestion is a common problem that most people will experience at some time. Indigestion is also called dyspepsia, usually by doctors. Indigestion causes an unpleasant pain or discomfort in the chest or stomach area. In most cases its usually mild and doesn’t cause many problems but some people can suffer frequent bouts […]

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

Published on 26th September 2017

What is Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)? Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease or GORD for short is a common condition that occurs when acid from the stomach leaks up into the oesophagus(gullet). The oesophagus is the tube which runs from the mouth to the stomach. What causes GORD? When you eat, food passes down the oesophagus, at the […]

Gastroenteritis

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 […]

Athletes foot

Published on 26th September 2017

What is athlete’s foot? Athlete’s foot is a skin fungal infection, medically known as tinea pedis. Athlete’s foot is one of the most common fungal skin disorders and it is estimated 70% of people will get it at some time in their lives. The name athlete’s foot gets its name as the infection is often […]

Legionnaires Disease

Published on 26th September 2017

What is Legionnaires disease? Legionnaires’ disease is a serious and potentially fatal form of pneumonia. The name comes from an epidemic in 1976, when 34 American Legion members all mysteriously died after staying at the same hotel. You are more likely to become ill with Legionnaires if you are over 50, have a weakened immune […]

Nail Fungal Infections

Published on 25th September 2017

A fungal infection can affect any part of the body but it is only when they overgrow does an infection occur and can include common infections such as Athlete’s foot, Jock itch, Thrush and ringworm. Fungi love warm, moist areas of the body especially folds in the skin (such as between your toes). A fungal […]

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? […]

Thyroid (TSH) Problems

Published on 24th August 2017

What is the thyroid? The thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland where hormones are produced and released into the bloodstream. The major hormones the gland makes are called T4 or thyroxine and T3 or triiodothyronine. The production of these hormones are stimulated by another hormone called thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). The thyroid hormones are […]

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