The painkilling effects of NSAIDs begin quickly, but the anti-inflammatory effect takes longer. Common NSAIDs include ibuprofen, naproxen, ketoprofen and mefenamic acid.
Most hiatus hernias don't cause any symptoms. When symptoms do occur, the most common are heartburn and regurgitation of stomach acid into the mouth.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition that can affect people who have seen or been involved in a traumatic event.
When your body can't keep itself cool you can develop heat illnesses, ranging from heat cramps to heat exhaustion and, most serious of all, heat stroke.
Carefully remove any remaining bluebottle tentacles by gently washing the area in sea water, taking care to avoid further stings.
A PET (positron emission tomography) scan can be used to monitor small functional changes over time and even assess your response to treatment.Tests & Investigations
Liver disease doesn't usually cause any symptoms until the damage to the liver is fairly advanced. Here are 9 signs your liver may be struggling.Gastrointestinal Health
Although a white-tail spider bite can be painful and cause temporary skin irritation, experts say it’s very unlikely to cause skin ulcers and slow-healing wounds.Allergy
Aspirin is used to treat pain and fever and also has a role in preventing heart attacks and strokes. Find out the side effects and who should not take aspirin.Medicines
Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite that can infect the intestines and cause gastroenteritis symptoms such as watery diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting.Gastrointestinal Health
Bed bugs are small parasitic insects that feed on human blood by biting the skin. Their bites are small, red itchy bites on areas of skin exposed while you are sleeping.Skin & Hair
Stress affects different people in different ways - genetics and your life experiences play a part in how it affects you, and how you cope with it.Mental Health
Amnesia means loss of memory. Transient global amnesia is a sudden temporary episode of memory loss, characterised by the person repeating questions.Seniors' Health Symptoms
Our consumption of free sugar has tripled since 1960, with soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit juice and cordial the most significant sources. The World Health Organization recommends free sugars be less than 10% of your total energy intake - that's 6 teaspoons per day for women and 9 teaspoons for men.Nutrition & Weight
Syphilis is a highly infectious sexually transmissible infection. It usually starts with a painless sore on the genitals called a chancre.Sexual Health
Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection that causes a bright-red rash featuring small bumps that make it feel like sandpaper. It usually starts with a sore throat.Kids' & Teens' Health Skin & Hair
Bursitis is inflammation of the soft tissue space between joints, usually caused by overuse, or when a joint is under pressure for extended periods.Exercise & Fitness
Pubic lice are also known as crabs. They are small parasites which can live in pubic hair, as well as the hair of the eyebrows and eyelashes.Sexual Health
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a progressive and painful condition where the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel.Skin & Hair
Restless legs syndrome causes unpleasant sensations in the legs and an irresistible urge to move the legs, making it difficult to sleep.Pain
Corticosteroids are medicines used to treat inflammation. Depending on the condition, steroid injections can relieve pain for several weeks to months.Medicines Pain
Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by a viral infection. Most children with chickenpox develop an itchy rash that lasts for about 10 days.Kids' & Teens' Health
Ringworm is a type of tinea - a fungal skin infection. The main symptom is round patches of dry, scaly, red skin. Find out how to treat and prevent ringworm.Skin & Hair
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