Various medications and allergen-specific immunotherapy often provide effective relief from the symptoms of hay fever or dust mite allergies. But there are also other ways to prevent or relieve the symptoms.
Did you know that we all have hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are normal “cushions” of tissue filled with blood vessels, found at the end of the rectum. They are only a problem if they become enlarged. A lot of people have enlarged hemorrhoids: It is estimated that about half of all adults over the age of 30 are affected.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infections play a critical role in the development of cervical cancer. There is now a vaccine against these sexually transmitted viruses. It targets the most common of the carcinogenic (cancer-causing) HPV viruses, but does not provide complete protection against cancer.
Nearly all parents will know what it is like to feel concerned when their child has a hot, red face and high temperature. Although most fevers in children are caused by harmless viral infections, it is still important for parents to know how to recognize the signs of a serious illness, and when to see a doctor.
People who have type 1 diabetes can live an almost normal life nowadays. If there is a change of plan, they can adjust their insulin therapy accordingly. Read all you need to know about treatment with insulin here.
Many middle-aged men will know what it is like to have to go to the bathroom a lot at night and still feel like your bladder is never really empty. This problem is usually caused by a benign enlarged prostate. Here we describe the various treatment options for this condition.
Taking medication sounds easy enough but can be complicated, for example if you have to take a lot of different medications for a long time. What is the best way to keep track of it all? And what is important to know when using antibiotics? And how can you make sure children get the right dose?
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