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  • Whooping Cough

    Whooping Cough

    In its early stages, whooping cough can be easy to mistake for a cold. It begins with a runny nose, a fever and a cough. After an incubation period of up to two weeks, the cough will get much worse. Read more →

  • Slapped cheek syndrome

    Slapped Cheek Syndrome

    A viral infection which gives rise to a sore-looking red rash on the cheeks. Read more →

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    Hand, Foot and Mouth

    Hand foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that causes a sore throat, fever and little ulcers to form in the mouth, on the hands, feet, legs and also the buttocks and the back. Read more →

    I have cold Urticaria (an alergy to the cold) i get a nettle rash whenever i am in contact with.... Cold wind, Cold air, cold water anything cold and it usualy gets worse when it gets warmer. i have got medicaen that heats me up a bit but dosent help my rash. non of the teachers at school belive me untill they see it! i cant go in the sea with my family and friends and is realy on my nerves. Is there anything that might help or prevent my rash? i have had it since i can remember!





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    I have this allergy to. I took Clorphenamine Maleate and my Rash cleared up in about a week

    you can get uvb treatment like i got and it really helps and its free from your dermatolgist

    at the beginning of each cold, he will go through 1 maybe 2 nights where he really struggles to breath! one time we had to call the ambulance out, because he was that bad, it turned out to be an ear infection,but the said if we had left it any longer he would have started to fit....... its just really unfair for him, as he is never without a cold, and we dont no what to do! we were told it could be an allergy to something. but no, he has not suffered with broncilitus.

    I have been told by my gp that my 4yr old son has hand foot and mouth 2 days ago. he has the blisters and rashes but the cold like symptoms have gone and is well in himself. Is it still contagious now the cold symptoms have gone.





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    My daughters nusery have chicken pox going around. She has had a cold and a cough for over a wk now. Is this just a cold or the start of chicken pox do you think? We are due to go on holiday :-(





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    hi my name is Chloe i am 13 this year and i have mouth ulcers and I get them when its cold or run down or tired i get them a lot i had them for years and has been so painful at times please can you help. Thanks Chloe





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    hi chloe i have the very same problem i am also 13 i use a solution called ambesol or something like that it is a liquid and i dab it on and it usually does the trick. please let me know if you find any other treatments as i'm sick of the ulcers i get :)

    My 3.5 year old keeps complaining he is cold in his private area. He has had a tummy bug and although he is fine in himself his poo is still a bit slimey. Should i be concerned that this is more than your average tummy bug?





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    my 3 year old son has had symptoms of a cold for the past 2 years, runny nose, chesty cough,congestion,ear trouble.... we have taken him to the doctors, and we are told he will just out grow it, it makes him very tiered and miserable. we have been told it could be an allergy to something? help us help him please.





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    at the beginning of each cold, he will go through 1 maybe 2 nights where he really struggles to breath! one time we had to call the ambulance out, because he was that bad, it turned out to be an ear infection,but the said if we had left it any longer he would have started to fit....... its just really unfair for him, as he is never without a cold, and we dont no what to do! we were told it could be an allergy to something. but no, he has not suffered with broncilitus.

    My son was like this and it was due to his adenoids being to larg and bloking the back of his nose, he had them out at 3 years and was so happy after his breathing was so much better and infections cleared up.

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    The tips of my breasts change regularly- I sometimes have the normal tip but when I go under cold water or when I've just woken up, the tip gets really small and there's a small pink lump underneath it. Is this normal?





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    its normal, just your body reacting to temperature.

    my 2 year old son gets a lot of dry skin round his nose like hes got the cold but he hasn't got a runny nose so i don't no what it can be and it smells like bad breath. at first i thought it was his breath but its actually coming from his nose. i dont no what to do





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    Hi my little girl keeps getting up in the night screaming with a sore bottom, when I look it seems to be fine! I give her cream and lots of cuddles and sonetimes a cold damp tissue to help soothe it and try and help her back to bed, she's 3 years old and this is happening every night time, she screams in the night and throws herself on the floor, I was starting to think it was phscological! Because her bottom doesn't look sore!!but really need help! She's out of nappies, I went to the doctors about it when she was in nappies, and the doctor said it maybe her urine burning her!!





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    have you thought about it beings a parasite? i heard that you can check for worms by waiting until they are asleep on thier tummy and check with a flashlight to see if you can see them. i guess when you sleep they will come out and it can be itchy/painful.

    Have her sit in a nice warm bath more often than you do now. The water should relieve the irritableness. Make sure her body is moisterized as we never can tell when they are itchy a lot of the times. Hope this helps

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    Hi my 6 yr old daughter as chickenpoxs which are now going but as not got a nasty cold is this normal as im lead to believe the cold comes 1st





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    My son has the chicken pox now and didn´t get a cold first =)

    my daughter has a cough and cold and is complaining with earace both side of her ears iput have given her calpol and put olive oil in her ear am i doing the right thing she has had cold and coughs for 4 days now





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    This is fine. The throat and the ears are connected and it seems that the pain has spread through to her ears. You dont really need olive oil you can give her calpol and make sure her ears are clean because sometimes when you get ear aches a lot more wax is given off due to your body trying to get rid of it's illness.

    Hi my son is 14 an suffers from heavy snoring , he sound like he has a cold but nothing comes out his nose when he blow his nose , his breathing is very heavy. its like the cold is on his chest.





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    my daughter is 6 and was diagnosed with 2 glue ears after her drum perforated. or gunge popped out in simple terms. i noticed she had trouble hearing me and had a appt with ent people set up just prior to the gunge incident. she may grow out of this but she has to pop her ears a lot like you would do on a plane and has to be careful when its cold as when she catches a cold her hearing is poor. all we can do is get her tested at ent clinic every 6 months and tell all her teachers to speak closely or facing her to guarantee she has actually heard them. family are well aware.

    My son has the chicken pox now and didn´t get a cold first =)

    my 10 year old daughter has had this for two days, it just appered out of the blue but she has not had any cold or flu symptoms





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    I Have A Lump On The Very side of my leg and it comes more raised and noticble when i have the cold and it is reddish purple.





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    my 6year old son has had a runny noise scince he has been 8 months old it is clear most of the time but when he has a cold it is green can you tell me what causing this thank you





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    Well I am guessing it is more likely to be excsma. The best thing to do is to put e45 on it with another layer of dermotol.If all else fails Put some lancane on it or under some cold water to unclog it.

    im 13 i thought that to but type one can be caused by something as small as a cold but trust me it gets easier and ask your gp about the new touch screen blood gloucose meter its really cool and helpfull lol hope this helps x

    I get these too but find the best soultion for mouth ulcers is 3 x daily hot salt water rising the mouth and for cold sores rubbing soap onto it as soon as i feel it. It stops the outbreak and drys it up within a day or so.

    Hi, iv started getting prickly heat for about 2-3 years now and iv never found how to get rid of it, iv tried everything calamine lotion, E45, talcum powder, antihistamine tablets, cold showers, natural yoghurt, cooling spray. But nothing seems to work iv been told to go on the sun beds but I'm not 18, I'm just wondering if anybody can help me because it spoils my holiday? Thank you





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    Hi Keira, I swear by Sulphur tablets and Urtica Urens - both homeopathic but work wonders... give them a try x

    Thank you Steph I will try them :) x

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    Hi im 13 and i still suck my thumb, ive tried everything but i just cant seem too stop what should i do. Because its really embarrasing so i cant tell anyone and thats why i dont like going to other peoples houses to sleep and have sleepovers. PLEASE HELP. ive tried creams that you put on your thumb and ive tried to stop cold turky but i cant so please help and what should i do?.





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    I'm 13 to am i still suck my thumb but when i was younger i did it a got teased. so i stoped sucking it at school but constantly suck it at home. I mostly suck it when I am tired scared, and to stop crying. my mum keeps shouting at me to stop it and is getting fed up! i don't know to give up i tried be cracked after 3 days!!HELP!

    I think it's cold bio oil, you only put a little bit on but it's suppose to fade stretch marks away, but no doubt your still going. Most girls of not all have stretch marks I wouldn't worry about them, it's natural.

    hi im a bit worried bout my partner he bin coughing for the past week like myself and my kids yeday i woke up wif a cold bit of a cough but more the swore throat but my partner he being sick everytime he has a coughing fit cud n e one help plz thank u





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    my 4 year old son has been getting pneumonia at least three to four times a year since he was 1 year old is there any thing that could help pervent him from get it. He has a cold all year round and seem to be always poorly !!





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    hi my son is 2yrs old i am worried he might have diabetetes ,he drinks alot of juice ,and is always looking for sweets,he has loads of energy tho.his nappys are always soaking he wees a lot i could change him then 10min later hed be soaked again, he always breaks out in like a cold soar at the side of his mouth the dr said its just foot and mouth not to worry ,please help thanks.





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    holes in my skin...lasts up to 3 months..turn black..looks like flesh eater...always perfect circle.no doc i have seen has ever seen one...anywhere on my body...got one now on my lip...not a cold sore or herpi...never been diagnosed...mystery sore..some say looks like brown recluse bite...NOT a bite...





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    I am not entierly sure but it sounds as if these holes are 'Infected cankers' cankers are sores which appear on humans and even animals bodies, they usally cause a burning sensation, but these only appear in your mouth as you say they appear anywhere I have no idea. My advice is to consult a Doctor.

    All year round i have hay fever, i also have asthma and exmatha, in the summer my allergies react and i have been to the doctor and the asthma clinic and nothing seems to help. If i got a cold it would stay with me for about half a month and is hard to get rid of. I wish i could go on the grass with my mates and stroke dogs and other animals, my cream seems not to work and their is nothing else, pleasee helpp!! :(





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    Hi kevin, ive had this problem since june, I have been feeling light headed as is in dizzy for example i would be sitting down on the sofa, suddenly when i feel sore in my bum when i stand up to help ease my bum mussel to not scratch.. i get this stunner dizziness an also get pin an needles in my legs an lower back spine. which sometime makes me have hot or cold sweats.along with a very temperamental mood swing.

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