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infections

Child HealthParenting
May 13, 2019

Does your baby’s cough sound like a dog’s bark?

Croup is a viral illness that makes your baby’s voice box and windpipe swell. The high-pitched or barking cough develops when air is forced against a narrowed. The smaller your child is, the more noticeable the sound. Some children with severe croup get a harsh, tight sound while breathing in. This is called stridor.
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Parenting
May 12, 2019

Bedwetting teenager? Here’s what you can do

Wetting the bed is expected amongst young children, but what if you don’t outgrow this? What if your child at age 16 still wets the bed? Here’s how to handle it.
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Infections
May 3, 2019

Winning the war against polio

Thankfully, due to routine immunisations, South Africa has been free from polio since 1989. There are, however still cases of polio in other countries. In recent years, the number of people affected by polio has decreased, but unfortunately, even a small number of infected people can put many others at risk.
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Eye Health
May 2, 2019

Is your eyesight failing? Here’s what to do about it

Ageing is a common cause of deteriorating eyesight, but there may be other reasons why you’re struggling to read.
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Infections
April 8, 2019

Do you have a viral rash?

A viral rash is, as its name suggests, caused by a virus. Like viral infections, viral rashes mostly affect toddlers and children. They generally look like splotches, red spots or raised bumps, but this can change, depending on the type of rash.
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Women's Health
April 8, 2019

How to deal with bacterial vaginosis

No matter how healthy you are, sometimes the good bacteria that normally reside in your vagina decrease, and harmful bacteria take over. When you go for help because of discomfort or an unusual discharge, a diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis (or BV) may follow.
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Infections
April 8, 2019

What is the difference between viral and bacterial infections?

It’s important to understand the difference between a bacterial and viral infection. Even though both infections can cause similar symptoms, they are treated very differently.
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Infections
March 20, 2019

How to keep worms out of your stomach

The thought of having a parasite crawling around in your body can be quite scary, but you're not alone; parasites are more common than you think.
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Bladder, Kidney & Urinary Tract
March 20, 2019

Home remedies for UTIs

A urinary tract infection (UTI) can occur in any part of the urinary tract. The kidneys, bladder, urethra and ureters could also be affected. Besides your doctor’s help and the use of antibiotics, there are home remedies you can try to further ease UTI symptoms.
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Gut & digestion
March 20, 2019

Could you be suffering from SIBO?

SIBO refers to “small intestine bacterial overgrowth”. It is normal for bacteria to grow in certain parts of your gut and intestinal tract, but when these bacteria develop in the small intestine, symptoms appear.
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