Vaccines and Your Health

Why Does Your Child's Impetigo Keep Coming Back?

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While impetigo looks alarming, this skin infection typically clears up with treatment. When your GP first diagnosed that your child had impetigo, they may have given you an antibiotic cream or even a dose of oral antibiotics to sort the problem out. While this worked initially, you can see new impetigo blisters on your child’s skin. Why has the infection come back? You Stopped the Treatment Early While it can take a while for an antibiotic cream or medication to get rid of impetigo, you should see some improvement relatively quickly. Read More»

Know Your ABCDEs to Spot the Signs of Skin Cancer

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Skin cancer is very common among Australian adults, but thankfully it is a cancer that is relatively easy to treat if you catch it early. Many skin cancers start with a mole that displays one of the following signs. To ensure that you do not miss the telltale early signs of skin cancer, remember ABCDE. Asymmetry Harmless moles are usually somewhat symmetrical. They are roughly circular with no irregularities in their shape. Read More»

5 Useful physiotherapy treatment tips for athletes with tendinosis

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Many athletes, both professional and recreational, suffer from tendinosis at some point during their playing career. Tendinosis is the degeneration of your tendons due to heavy physical activity, wear and tear, injury or damaged blood vessels. What happens during tendinosis is that the affected tendon becomes tender, swollen and unable to withstand pressure. This means that you’ll likely be unable to perform at a high level when on the field. Because there is no redness or excessive irritation on affected tissues, some athletes try to play through the pain and discomfort. Read More»

Why Won't Your Anxiety Counsellor Tell You What to Do?

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If your anxiety is affecting your everyday life, then you may have decided to try therapy treatment. Once you find a counsellor, you may be relieved that you’re about to get help even though the thought of counselling itself makes you anxious. However, after a couple of sessions, you start to feel a bit frustrated. You’ve bonded with your counsellor but don’t feel that your anxiety is getting much better. Your counsellor listens to you talk but isn’t giving you any solutions to deal with your long-term problems. Read More»

A Brief Guide To Sciatica Treatment

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Sciatica is a leading cause of lower back pain and is characterised by irritation of the sciatic nerve, which runs down to the feet. It causes stabbing pain or tingling in the legs, feet and back. There is a range of treatments available, many of which are explained below. Try Pain Relief At Home If your pain is mild, you may be able to treat it at home. For example, gentle back stretches and regular exercise can go a long way towards pain relief. Read More»