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Fungal skin infections

Areas commonly affected by fungal infections include the skin, scalp, feet, fingernails and toenails, mouth and vagina. Find out what products are available for fungal skin infections.

Pharmacy Care

Dry skin: self-care

Dry skin is a common problem. The skin barrier can break down due to wear and tear from the environment, causing dryness and itching. Find out what products are available for dry skin.

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Dandruff: self-care

Dandruff is a common problem, affecting 15 to 20 per cent of the population, and occurs when dead skin cells are shed as flakes from the scalp. Find out what products are available for dandruff.

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Pregnancy testing options

Testing for pregnancy and ovulation is simple using home pregnancy and ovulation test kits, which give results that are about 99% accurate. Find out what pregnancy and ovulation testing kits are available.

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Constipation: self-care

Constipation is when your bowel motions take more effort than usual and your stools can be small and hard. Find out what products are available for constipation.

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Period pain: self-care

Period pain can be caused by prostaglandins, produced by the uterus, leading to cramping pain in your lower abdomen and stomach. Find out what products are available for period pain.

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Cold sores: self-care

Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex type 1 virus. Most people carry this virus in their bodies. Find out what products are available for cold sores.

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Muscle aches and pains

General muscular aches and pains are often caused by unaccustomed use or overuse of muscles. Find out what products are available for muscle aches and pains.

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Indigestion and heartburn

Indigestion is pain or discomfort after eating. Heartburn is a common feature of indigestion. Find out what products are available for indigestion and heartburn.

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Headaches

A headache can happen on one or both sides of your head, or in the front or back of your head, and can be triggered by many things. Find out what products are available for headaches.

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Fever: self-care

Fever often occurs with a viral infection or with a bacterial infection. Normal body temperature is about 37 degrees C when measured by mouth.

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Ear problems: self-care

Common ear problems include otitis media and glue ear (which mostly affect children), ear wax build-up and swimmer's ear (otitis externa). Find out what products are available for ear problems.

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Blisters

A blister is a lump filled with fluid that appears when the skin's outer layer is injured. Find out the common causes and what to do when you have a blister.

Skin & Hair

Acne overview

Acne, a condition in which your skin gets greasy, its pores get blocked and you get blackheads, pimples or cysts, usually gets better over time but can be treated with various medicines.

Skin & Hair

Acne treatments

There are a number of acne medications available through your doctor or pharmacist that can help treat and prevent acne.

Skin & Hair

Constipation in children

When children are constipated, they have stools that are hard, dry and difficult (or painful) to pass. Constipation in kids is usually behavioural and caused by their decision to delay going to the toilet. 

Kids' & Teens' Health