Cough Cold and Immunity

Hay Fever

If your hay fever is so severe and uncontrollable that it interferes with your life, consult your healthcare professional Symptoms Hay fever occurs seasonally (every Spring for example), and includes symptoms such as: Sneezing Itchy, painful nose, throat Nasal and sinus discharge Stuffy, runny nose Coughing ...

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Ear Infections

Serious consequences can arise from untreated ear infections. Always consult your health care professional if you or your child is displaying symptoms or develops hearing problems. Symptoms Children will commonly display symptoms such as: Fever Irritability, restlessness Tugging at the ear Crying at night when lying down ...

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Croup

Most cases of croup can be treated at home, but if your child is having difficulty breathing, seek medical help immediately. Antibiotics are sometimes prescribed to treat the underlying infection. Consult your health care professional if Croup symptoms are accompanied by high fever. Symptoms First indication is often a high...

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Asthma

Consult your healthcare professional or go to hospital: If your asthma does not respond to your medicationIf the attack is worsening even after using relieving medication Symptoms During an asthma attack the mucous membranes swell and the bronchial tubes go into spasm, breathing is an effort, and the exhalation of air from...

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Infection

Recurrent infections are common in those with depleted immunity (for example those with HIV or chronic fatigue syndrome), and in those taking immuno-suppressive drugs. Consult with your healthcare professional for more information. You should also consult your healthcare professional if you or your child develops a high fever, or if...

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Tinnitus

Tinnitus is sometimes related to an underlying health condition, and should always be discussed with your healthcare professional. It is also important to consult your healthcare professional if you experience symptoms of infection such as pain, dizziness or pus in the ear. Symptoms A noise in the ears, such as buzzing, ringing,...

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Measles

If you suspect that you or your child have measles, consult your healthcare professional. Symptoms The symptoms of measles develop in two stages. In the first stage, your child will have cold-like symptoms such as cough, a husky voice, and a runny nose, eyes, and mouth. The child's eyes may be red...

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Colds and Flu

Consult your healthcare professional if: Your cold lasts for more than 7 daysYour mucus is yellow, green, pink, or rust-coloured.Your cough is severe and long-lasting and accompanied by shortness of breath, wheezing, chest pains or tightness, a temperature, headache, back and leg aches, fatigue Symptoms Cold viruses may cause: Nose and throat irritation...

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Post Nasal Drip

Nasal sprays and other over-the-counter decongestant medications are not recommended for long-term use. See your healthcare professional if symptoms persist for longer than seven days. Symptoms The term post-nasal drip is used to describe mucous that drains into the back of the throat instead of disappearing through the nasal passages and...

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Warts

Consult your healthcare professional if: Over-the-counter remedies don't work You develop genital warts You notice a change in a wart Symptoms The appearance of warts depends on where they are on the body: On the palms of the hands - hard, raised skin with conical projections, pink to brown in colour On...

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