Treatment for many minor health conditions

Treatment

This is our growing list of common condition descriptions and treatments. For more information, download the .pdf or contact the pharmacy.

Warning - Always read the label. Use only as directed. Incorrect use can be harmful. Contact your doctor or healthcare professional if pain or symptoms persist. Vitamin supplements may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate. Health information is general in nature and you must seek appropriate medical advice for your personal condition.



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Constipation

The frequency of normal bowel movements can vary significantly from person to person. Constipation is generally classified as less than 2 bowel motions in a week and associated with symptoms of straining, a feeling of incomplete evacuation and hard lumpy stools.

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Cradle Cap

Cradle cap is a form of dermatitis that causes a thick, yellow crust on a baby’s scalp typically in the first few months of their life.

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Diarrhoea - in adults

At some point in time we will all most likely suffer from a bout of diarrhoea. Often referred to as gastro or food poisoning, it is most commonly caused by a virus, but could also be a bacteria or parasite.

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Dry Cough

A dry cough or a non-productive cough, tends to be described as irritating or tickly. It does not involve any congestion on the chest.

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Fever

The normal body temperature is about 37°C but can vary slightly from person to person. A fever is generally considered when the temperature of the body rises above 38°C.

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Nappy Rash

Prolonged exposure of the skin to a wet or dirty nappy and/or contact with other irritants (such as scented nappy wipes) are the main causes of nappy rash. The irritation, constant moisture and rubbing causes damage to the skin.

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