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Poisonings

Poisoning is a common cause of hospital admissions for adults and children, and common household medicines are the leading cause of poisoning. Find out more about poisonings.

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Osteoporosis self-care

Osteoporosis is when your bones become thinner and more likely to break. It affects more than 50% of women and about 30% of men over 60. Find out what products are available for osteoporosis.

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Warts: self-care

Warts are benign growths of skin caused by the human papillomavirus and transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact. Find out what products are available for warts.

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Eyelid and eyelash problems

Common eye problems include inflammation and infection of the eyelids and eyelashes, also called blepharitis and styes. Find out what products are available for eyelid and eyelash problems.

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Shingles self-care

Shingles is a painful viral skin rash that usually appears on one side of your waist, but can affect your chest, back, legs or face. Find out what products are available to ease the pain of shingles.

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Scabies self-care

Scabies (body lice) is caused by a mite (Sarcoptes scabiei), which triggers an allergic reaction and intense itching. Find out what products are available for scabies.

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Whooping cough self-care

Whooping cough is an infection caused by bacteria, is more common in children under 5 years, and can have serious consequences. Find out what products are available for whooping cough.

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Psoriasis self-care

Psoriasis is a skin condition that can occur anywhere on your skin. It affects about 2% of the Australian population. Find out what products are available for psoriasis.

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Osteoarthritis self-care

Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis in which your joint cartilage becomes damaged, and affected joints are painful and stiff. Find out what products are available for osteoarthritis.

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Migraine self-care

A migraine is typically a headache with moderate to severe throbbing or pounding on one side of your head, and can last from 4 hours to 3 days. Find out what products are available for migraine.

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Heart health self-care

Heart health is important to prevent a heart attack, which can happen when coronary artery disease blocks blood supply to your heart muscle. Find out what products are available for heart health.

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Hair loss self-care

Hair loss can be normal (hereditary hair loss), or abnormal, which is usually temporary. Hair loss can affect men, women and children. Find out what products are available for hair loss.

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Haemorrhoids self-care

Haemorrhoids (piles) can be inside or outside the anal canal. They are common, particularly after 40 and during pregnancy. Find out what products are available for haemorrhoids.

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Irritable bowel syndrome self-care

Irritable bowel syndrome is common, with around 20% of people likely to suffer from it at some time. IBS involves abdominal pain with changes in bowel habits. Find out what products are available for IBS.

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Nappy rash self-care

Nappy rash is a red rash on the skin covered by a baby's nappy, most often due to irritation caused by urine and faeces in contact with sensitive skin. Find out what products are available for nappy rash.

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Toothache: self-care

Toothache is usually caused by dental decay. Sometimes pain and swelling in the jaw can be a sign of a tooth infection or abscess. Find out what products are available for toothache.

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Rubella self-care

Rubella (German measles or three-day measles) is caused by a virus different from the measles virus. It is spread by coughing and sneezing. Find out what products are available for rubella.

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Mumps self-care

Mumps is a viral infection of the salivary glands on the neck, below your ears. Mumps is most common in school-aged children and young adults. Find out what products are available for mumps.

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