Acne Advice & Treatment

Acne is a disorder of the oil producing skin glands it commonly occurs during hormonal changes at puberty but can be extended into adulthood. The skin becomes greasy and white and blackheads form. We advise: Washed regularly with an anti- bacterial wash. Dry thoroughly with a clean rough towel. Avoid using lots of greasy make-up.…

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Chesty Coughs Advice & Treatment

Chesty coughs produce a lot of phlegm. If the sputum (spit) is yellow/ green this could mean that there is an infection present. In this case please consult your pharmacist or GP. We advise: Ask your pharmacist to choose the best medicine for your cough. Drink plenty of fluids. Antibiotics are not generally necessary for…

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Cold Sores Advice & Treatment

Cold sores are a viral infection found on the lips and face and easily passed on by intimate contact. Early treatment with an anti-viral cream can reduce the duration of a cold sore by half. You are more susceptible to cold sores when you’re general level of health is reduced, so having a good work-life…

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Ear Wax Advice & Treatment

Ear wax is a natural product found in the outer ear. Sometimes it builds up and forms a plug. This plug needs removing with eardrops. If you work in an industry where ear protection is needed, ensure correct procedure is maintained and ear protection is changed daily or when needed. We advise: Do not use…

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Chickenpox Advice & Treatment (Varicella Zoster)

Chickenpox is a mild but infectious disease that is most common in children aged between zero and four years of age. Symptoms normally start with a general feeling of being unwell. If you days later small itchy red spots will appear on the body which will develop into a fluid filled blisters. You can take…

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Warts (verrucas) Advice & Treatment

Warts (verrucas) caused by the virus, they frequently affect the hands and feet in some cases warts will disappear on their own and treatment is only usually required if the walls are painful or unsightly or cause distress. We advise: The topical application of a preparation containing salicylic acid is one effective method of treating…

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Vaginal Thrush Advice & Treatment.

Vagina will thrush is a common fungal infection caused by a natural imbalance. Symptoms include itching and a thick white discharge. Most women will probably experienced at least one attack of thrush in their lifetime and some women suffer from thrush on more than one occasion. Thrush is not a sexually transmitted disease however if…

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Threadworms Advise & Treatment.

Threadworms are parasites which measure up to half an inch in length and looked like threats of cotton. They are easily passed on and are very common in children. They cause an itchy anus which can lead to irritable and unsettled children. This, in turn can lead to poor sleep for parents impacting on performance…

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Skin Allergies Advice & Treatment.

Allergies result in red and itchy patches on the skin most of these reactions will clear up on their own but using creams or lotions can ease the discomfort irritation as a result of allergy is called dermatitis. Workplace dermatitis can appear at any time even if you’ve been using a substance or chemical for…

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