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  • Mumps

    Mumps

    Mumps is a glandular infection that can affect anyone, but children are more at risk than adults. It causes pain and swelling in the salivary glands, which are just below the ears. Read more →

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    Otitis media

    Otitis media is an ear infection which causes fluid to build up in the middle ear, behind the eardrum, and it's sometimes referred to as 'glue ear' because of the sticky mucus it generates. Not surprisingly it often causes earaches, but also headaches,… Read more →

  • Meningitis

    Meningitis

    Meningitis is an infection that causes tissues round the brain and spinal cord to become swollen, reducing blood flow to the brain, and in its most severe form –bacterial meningitis - it is an extremely dangerous, potentially life threatening con… Read more →

    I have sores around my anal area that are really itchy and bleed mainly at night but also when passing faeces or trying to, I went to the doctor a couple of years ago and was told that I have an anal fissure but I still have it. I was given some cream to insert but it just gave me an headache and dizziness. It is really depressing.





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    Hi. I have a 19 month old girl and ever since she was 6 month old she has been sick back to back. It always seems to be the same kind of illness. She has headache, runny nose, sickness & diarrhoea, goes off her food, has a high temp and sometimes she has discharge from her eyes. I understand that children pick up a lot of illnesses but as a mother I just no something is not right. In the last year she has been in hospital with it 6 times and they just tell me the same thing, that its a virus she will be fine. But she's not fine. She's I'll a lot more than she's well. Please help me I just want my daughter to be able to enjoy life and not be I'll. Thank u Leeanne





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    My 2 year old has been complaining of a bad back, headache and has been very frustrated and miserable for weeks now also he has been constipated for over 2 months and the past few days very tired, I have taken him to the doctors a few times and they say he's just run down and has a little bit of viral infection but he never seems to get better and he is always Ill should I worry?





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    I had a stomach ache ,a headache, a low fever (it was gone right away) and vomiting a while ago at school. My parents believe that I have the uti, but I don't feel an y other symptoms like urgency to pee and paint while peeing, do I really have the case of a uti? If not, how can I tell my parents??





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    My daughter has been diagnosed with this at the age of 6 - I can honestly say that I have never known her to be so ill - she hasnt moved for 4 days off the sofa, she hasnt eaten and has had a temperature of 38.8 for two.days - ive been so worried, such a nasty viral bug, apparently its not normallly this bad, but shes had a severe case :( including a bad throat stomach ache leg ache headache and the terrible rash x





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    i had trouble going to the loo, and when i eventually did go it was like i was passing glass it was agony!!! also couple of times blood on the stool and also on the toilet paper, i went straight to my gp and had an examination and she said i had an ANAL FISSURE- prescribed me cream and told me to eats loads of fibre...started eating mega amounts of fibre and stools was really soft an fissure healed, then calmed down on the fibre and i got my fissure back so back to the gp i went and she said i have got the fissure back, i was devasted coz its hard work trying to heal a fissure, it seems worse this time round...my gp said she might send me for a camera to make sure its nothing else thats triggering the fissure,told her i dont really want the camera or ANY surgery, scared to death of anything like that...but u can heal a fissure guys if u start taking mega amounts of fibre,keeping it clean and applying an ointment called GTN be careful tho it gives u a wicked headache for bowt half hour, good luck and if any one has any useful tips for me id appreciate it. thanks





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    Hi rachel,reading your post make my bum curl. Iv'e had this problem for 5 months now. i came down with a nasty flu back in June this year, which lasted for 6 weeks, off work an bed ridden.then this itchiness.. started comming on .. thought nothing of it at the time, a month passed i went to my doctor told him i had itchy bum. he gave me 2 worm tablet each for husband an i to take 1 then an other in 2 weeks time.. plus "Miconazole cream"(broad spectrum antifunal cream )plus Zeptop tablets 10mg for itch, rash or Allergy,I took all these, did not get any better, so i tried,wetting toilet tissue with warm water then very slowly dabbing to clean my bum area, then dabbing slowly a dry tissue.(to dry) I then go la in a recovery position an slowly apply Vaseline to the annal an messaging my whole but-tots ares as well, wearing a loose track pants. parjamers pant,for awhile then making a hot water bag an lay down in bed to recover an feel warm( whole body warm) I sometimes fall asleep after all this, this normally takes place when i come home from work, when my body starts to relax an this itchy takes over..went back to doctors for the 4th time just last week he then gave me.6 depository to fill with cream an insert into my Virgina at night for 6 night an go back to him next week to give him the results(Clomazol, vaginal cream treatment..) so far NO DIFFERENCE.. in condition...I had stopped smoking for 4 months during this time. only to gain 11kilos..not impressed.. so back to smoking.. slowly loosing the weight..what a mission in LIFE..but i will take your ADVISE.. MEGA AMOUNTS OF FIBRE AN WATER... NOW JUST TO LOOK UP "WHAT IS FIBRE" to make sure it the right type for me.well will find a way . god bless.

    This all started 5 months ago.I started getting some symptoms.Heavy legs,tingling,ringing ears,stiff neck,headache,sensitive to light,rashes,toenails falling off,bones clicking,and hundreds more.I registered to my local gp.And they diagnosed me as being depressed.I started taking the tablets to no improvement was getting worse.I started researching my symptoms online and kept coming across Lymes disease.I spoke to my mum about it and she was like that's funny your aunt caught that last year.This then rang bells as i was staying at my aunts for 5 months in the countryside.I went back to my gp they said no your fine just depressed.I said its a bit more look at the pictures.They said rashes and bone clicking is normal.Sent me to a psychiatrist he asked what was wrong.I showed him the pictures and videos and he was in shock! Sent a letter to my gp that they carry out further investigations immediately.I went back to my gp.They said jordan how many times have we told you your depressed.My mum had to use a credit card and take me to a private hospital.Straight away on symptoms and the fact my aunt had it and that i was in a lymes area they diagnosed me on symptoms.My tests came back 2weeks later positive lymes disease.That cost my mum 2 thousand pound for something i knew 5 months back.I have improved on 4weeks of antibiotics i can walk now and talk but have trouble finding words and memory.I went back to my gp armed with these results and they said i don't have lymes disease and are not treating me.Im down to my last bottle of antibiotics.I went back to the private hospital and they said they think the infection is deep in my central nervous system and that i need IV.My mum hasn't got another 3grand.If this disease doesn't get treated properly it will slowly cripple me and just take over.I'm stuck with a rare disease that nhs don't have a clue about and no one is helping me.





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    I sympathise entirely. Unfortunately, the NHS doesnt recognise "post lymes disease" as existing, even though it is well documented globally. I have been fighting red tape for 3 years now to receive the appropriate treatment to no avail. The irony is, that with all the disability payouts to ease the symptoms it would be far cheaper to simply supply the long-term antibiotics needed to keep the disease under control. Maybe an action group or something is needed?

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