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Scalds

Scalds and burns account for about six per cent of injuries in young children.
Spilt hot drinks cause most scalds, cups of tea and coffee are still hot enough to scald a child fifteen minut...


Sciatica

Sciatica occurs when there is pressure on, or damage to the sciatic nerve. This nerve starts in the spine and runs down the back of each leg and controls the muscles of the back of the knee and low...


Smoking Cessation Scheme

This programme involves an initial consultation with your pharmacist to decide on the most appropriate Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for each individual. Thereafter a weekly meeting or phone c...


Smoking, Giving up

We all know that smoking increases the risk of developing serious disease and health problems. All the major organs of the body are put under increased pressure by smoking, causing an increased ris...


Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea are extremely common - as many as a quarter of adults at any time are snorers.

Snoring is a vibration of the soft tissue of the mouth, nose and throat d...


Stings & Bites

When an insect or other small creature bites you, they make a tiny hole in your skin, often to get to the blood that they feed on. Stings contain chemicals that are very irritating to the skin and ...


Sun Spots

Sun spots, also known as liver spots or age spots, are the result of long-term exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. These flat, brownish patches usually occur on the back of the hands, neck...


Sunburn

Sunburn occurs when the amount of exposure to the sun or other ultraviolet light source exceeds the ability of the body's protective pigment, melanin, to protect the skin. Sunburn in a very fair-sk...


Sweating (Hyperhydrosis)


Excessive sweating is a common and often embarrassing problem, occurring mostly of the palms, armpits and soles; however, the condition is usually treatable.

Hyperhydrosis sufferers...


Swine Flu (in Children)

Swine flu is the common name given to the H1N1 strain of the influenza virus, therefore often referred to as H1N1 influenza. The symptoms are very similar to other types of seasonal flu:

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