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Otitis media in children

Otitis media (middle ear infection) is a common childhood illness causing earache and fever. It usually gets better quickly with pain relievers but sometimes antibiotics are needed.

Kids' & Teens' Health

Sunburn

Skin of any colour can be damaged by the sun. Sunburn occurs more slowly than other types of burns. Physical sunscreens are usually a better choice for people who have had allergic reactions to chemical sunscreens.

Skin & Hair

Contraception: diaphragms

A diaphragm - a soft circular silicone dome that a woman inserts into her vagina - is a barrier method of contraception. Diaphragms work by covering the opening to the uterus and stopping sperm from entering. 

Babies & Pregnancy

Epidurals

Learn about the anaesthetic procedure often used in childbirth, known as an epidural.

Pain

Mallet finger

Mallet finger is the result of an injury to the tendon that extends your fingertip, resulting in a fingertip that droops noticeably.

Exercise & Fitness

Bell's palsy

Bell's palsy is a sudden weakness (paralysis) in the muscles on one side of the face, producing a strange lop-sided appearance.

Seniors' Health

Takeaway food

Takeaway foods are handy but can be loaded with fat, sugar and salt. Let myDr.com.au help you make healthier choices when you eat takeaway.

Nutrition & Weight