Symptoms A-Z

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    • Acne can be sore and painful and, equally can have an effect on our self-esteem. While well-meaning advice like, “just ig...
    • Hay fever is a type of allergic rhinitis caused by pollen or spores. Allergic rhinitis is a condition where an allergen (s...
    • An allergy is an adverse reaction that the body has to a particular food or substance in the environment.
    • Feeling anxious in response to life’s stresses is very normal. In some circumstances, like before an exam, a little bit of...
    • Asthma is a common long-term condition that can cause coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and breathlessness.
    B
    • Your head is pounding, your nose is stuffed, and you just feel truly awful– you’ve got sinusitis.
    • Blood Pressure is a measure of the force used by your heart to circulate blood around your body. Blood pressure is conside...
    C
    • Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point. It causes a rash of red, itchy s...
    • The common cold is the name given to the symptoms produced when the nose, throat and sinuses are infected by air-borne ger...
    • Cold Sores are characterised by small, painful blisters that develop after exposure to a very common virus called the Herp...
    • Constipation is characterised by bowel movements that are infrequent or difficult to pass. Constipation can vary greatly,...
    D
    • In Ireland, an estimated 300,000 people suffer from a mental illness, with depression being the most common diagnosis. Yo...
    • Diabetes is a lifelong condition that occurs when a person's blood sugar levels become too high because your body is not p...
    • Diarrhoea is passing looser or more frequent stools than is normal for you. It affects most people from time to time and i...
    • Dry skin is usually a temporary condition that is caused by a depletion in moisture and oil levels in the outer layer of t...
    E
    • Earaches can be caused by many things; bacterial or viral infections, wax build-up, injury to the inside of the ear (for e...
    • Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if your contraceptive method has failed, for exampl...
    • An eye infection occurs when either bacteria, viruses or fungi affect any part of the eye. It can show up in many ways dep...
    F
    • Normal body temperature for adults can range from anywhere between 36 and 36.8ºC (96.8 and 98.2ºF), depending on the perso...
    • Flu
      The flu is a very debilitating virus that affects the respiratory system, often leaving its victims bedridden with exhaus...
    H
    • You can’t get rid of a hangover, but you can do the following to ease the symptoms.
    • Head lice are tiny insects that live in human hair. They're particularly common in children.
    • A headache is a pain in any region of the head. It may appear as a sharp pain, a throbbing sensation or a dull ache. It ca...
    • Heart disease, also called Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), occurs when a waxy substance called plaque builds up in the coron...
    • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common condition where acid from the stomach leaks out of the stomach and up...
    • holesterol is found in all of us, and too much can lead to things like stroke, heart attacks, and death, so it’s definitel...
    M
    • Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by a viral infection (paramyxovirus). It causes cold-like symptoms and a ras...
    • Morning sickness is one of the early pregnancy symptoms that everyone knows about, but what some people don’t know is that...
    • Motion sickness is a common condition that occurs in some people who travel by car, train, aeroplane or boat. Motion Sickn...
    • mouth ulcers, bonjella, canker, mouth, blister,
    N
    • Nausea is an uneasiness of the stomach that often occurs before vomiting.
    P
    • Pain comes in a variety of forms; that dull headache after a long day in the office, that sharp pain when you stub your to...
    • Pain comes in a variety of forms; that dull headache after a long day in the office, that sharp pain when you stub your to...
    • Psoriasis is a chronic, systemic, inflammatory skin disorder in which there is an increase in the rate at which skin cells...
    S
    • If you smoke, giving up is probably the biggest single step you can take to improve your health. Smoking is responsible fo...
    • A sore throat (pharyngitis) is normally a symptom of a bacterial or viral infection, such as the common cold. In around a....
    • A peptic ulcer is an open sore that develops on the inside lining of the stomach (a gastric ulcer), or the small intestine...
    T
    • A baby’s first teeth, or milk teeth, usually develop in the womb and start to “cut” at about 3-12 months old. This process...
    • Thrush (vulvovaginal candidiasis) is a common fungal infection of the vulva and vagina. It is caused by a fungus called Ca...
    • Most people suffer from tiredness at some stage of their lives and it’s important to remember that it’s not a disease. Wh...
    • A toothache or tooth pain is caused when the nerve of the tooth is irritated. It is indicated by sharp or dull pain in and...