Peak flow meters

A peak flow meter is a simple hand-held device that you can use at home to keep track of your asthma. It measures how fast you can blow air out of your lungs – your peak expiratory flow (PEF).

Respiratory Health

Paracetamol for children

The main uses of paracetamol are for relief of pain and for reducing a fever. The correct dose of paracetamol for a child depends on their weight. Find out about using paracetamol in kids.

Babies & Pregnancy

Eyes in the sun

Ultraviolet radiation from the sun can damage the eyes, especially in Australia. Problems from UV exposure include sunburn to the cornea, surfer's eye (pterygium), cataracts, macular degeneration and skin cancers.

Eye Health

Thyroid nodules

Thyroid nodules are fluid-filled or solid lumps in the thyroid gland in the neck. Sometimes the nodules secrete excessive amounts of thyroid hormone - this is called a toxic adenoma or ‘hot nodule’.

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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.


Pain in children

It is not always easy to know when or why your child is in pain. Pain can be caused by injury or illness, such as a sore throat or ear infection. Find out what products are available for pain in children.

Pharmacy Care

Eardrum perforation

Eardrum perforation can be caused by infection, a blow to the ear, injury from an object inserted in the ear, or exposure to a sudden loud noise.

Hearing Health