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Hand, foot and mouth disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common childhood illness that is caused by a viral infection. The most

Polio: symptoms, causes and treatment

What is polio? Polio (which is short for poliomyelitis) is an infectious disease that can cause permanent muscle weakness, paralysis,

Acne: self-care

General Information See Your Pharmacist or Medical Professional Treatment Tips Treatment Options More Information General Information Acne is a skin

Melanoma

Melanoma is a form of skin cancer. Melanoma starts in melanocytes — tiny cells in the outer layer of skin

Skin cancer treatment options

Discussion of skin cancer is usually divided into melanoma (by far the most dangerous form) and the non-melanoma skin cancers,

Diabetes: tips for children

Diabetes is a chronic (ongoing) condition characterised by high blood sugar levels due to the body’s inability to produce or

Fungal nail problems

Fungal nail infections, known to doctors as onychomycosis, can affect both toenails and fingernails, but toenail infections are more common.

Athlete’s foot

Athlete’s foot is a common skin infection of the feet caused by a fungus. The fungus causes an itchy, red

Jock itch (tinea cruris)

Jock itch (also known as tinea cruris or ringworm) is a common fungal infection of the groin, upper thighs or

Measles: what you need to know

Measles is a very infectious and potentially serious illness that is caused by a type of virus called paramyxovirus. It

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