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Diarrhoea Acute Diarrhoea is not a disease itself but a symptom that can have many possible causes.  Experiencing diarrhoea can be very unpleasant and can cause the body to lose a lot of fluid and dehydrate. It is characterized by strong urges to go to the toilet multiple times throughout the day and frequent loose, watery stools.   It’s very common in both adults

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Scabies Scabies is a common skin condition which results in a red, intensely itchy rash. It is a highly contagious condition, which can spread easily within households. A common misconception of scabies is that it can only occur if someone has poor personal hygiene – this is false, and even those with excellent hygiene can catch scabies. If

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Pain and Fever

Pain and Fever Pain and fever are two of the most common symptoms experienced by individuals of all ages. They usually are a signal from the body that something is may be wrong, or that something is about to go wrong. They are associated with a wide range of health issues, injuries, and illnesses. Understanding pain and fever can therefore provide valuable insights

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Head Lice

Head Lice Head lice infestation is a common problem particularly among children.  Head lice is well known for spreading between children at school or day-care before being caught by the rest of the family – adults included. Although head lice do not cause any serious health problems, they can be a nuisance, and can spread easily within

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Minor Skin Infections

Minor Skin Infections Your skin is the largest organ of your body.  One of its many functions is to cover and protect your body from germs and infections.  However, there are times when the skin can become infected when germs penetrate the skin and spread. This can cause pain, swelling and redness. There are a

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Dermatitis/Eczema The term Dermatitis is used to describe a number of skin irritations and rashes characterised by inflammation of the skin.  There are many different skin conditions that can cause dermatitis, and the severity of the symptom can range from mild to severe. Dermatitis is not contagious, and it does not mean that your skin

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Eye Inflammation and Infections

Eye Inflammation and Infections Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the protective membrane (conjunctiva) lining the inside of your eyelids and the whites of your eyes. When you have conjunctivitis the blood vessels in your conjunctiva become inflamed.  This causes your eyes to appear red or pink – this is why conjunctivitis is more commonly known as “pink eye”. It will typically resolve without treatments after a week or

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