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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5 Steps to Positive Thinking

Not everyone has a positive mindset and you may notice that some people always seem to be happy while others are not. If you feel that you aren’t always happy you need to understand that the only difference between you and them is that they possess a positive mindset. Having a positive mindset can make…

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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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Causes of Belly Fat

Belly fat, or visceral fat, is one of the more dangerous types of fat on your body. Research now indicates that people who carry more central obesity, or fat throughout their stomach area, have a 50% more likelihood of dying from all causes than those who carried their obesity throughout the body. (1) What causes…

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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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