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First aid for bites and stings: Paralysis tick

The Australian paralysis tick secretes a nerve toxin in its saliva. The tick may not be noticed until a search

White-tail spider bite – symptoms and treatment

Although a white-tail spider bite can be painful and cause temporary skin irritation and inflammation, experts now say it’s very unlikely

Allergic rhinitis – symptoms, causes and treatment

Allergic rhinitis means inflammation of the lining of the nose that follows an allergic reaction — an overreaction of the

Antibiotics

Antibiotics attack bacteria, which are germs responsible for many different infections. There are many different bacteria and many different antibiotics.

Can pets at home protect children from allergies?

Did you have a treasured animal companion as a child? There’s some psychological evidence that having a pet can help

Can eating peanuts cure a peanut allergy?

A new clinical trial using peanut oral immunotherapy was successful in desensitising two-thirds of children and adolescents who were allergic

Asthma control in Australia

Asthma is a common chronic disease in Australia, affecting around one in nine Australians. It is a major cause of

Bed bugs and bites: All you need to know

Bed bugs are small parasitic insects that feed on human blood by biting the skin. They do not live on

Insect bites and stings: self-care

General Information See Your Pharmacist or Medical Professional Treatment Tips Treatment Options More Information Insect bites and stings – General

Are you allergic to antibiotics?

It’s a common question doctors ask before they write out an antibiotic script. A lot of people say yes but

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