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Information on Minor Ailments 

  • itchy rash between your toes

  • the affected skin may also be red, scaly, flaky and dry

  • hard and lumpy, unusually large or small stools

  • stomach aches and cramps

  • feeling bloated

  • feeling sick

  • loss of appetite

  • pain, burning or stinging when you urinate

  • needing to urinate often and urgently but only passing small amounts of urine 

  • urine that's dark, cloudy or strong smelling

  • traces of blood in your urine

  • pain low in your belly (directly above the pubic bone), or in the lower back or abdomen

  • feeling unwell, weak or feverish

  • passing looser or more frequent stools than is normal for you

  • stomach cramps
  • nausea and vomiting
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • a sharp, dull or burning ear pain that comes and goes or is constant

  • One or both ears may be affected.

  • high temperature

  • over 37.5C (99.5F) is a fever

  • frequent sneezing

  • runny or blocked nose

  • itchy, red or watery eyes (also known as allergic conjunctivitis)

  • an itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears

  • cough, caused by postnasal drip (mucus dripping down the throat from the back of the nose)

  • Itching

  • In some cases, a rash may appear on the back of the neck. This is caused by a reaction to lice droppings

  • feeling uncomfortably full or heavy

  • belching or flatulence (passing wind)

  • bringing food or fluid back up from your stomach (reflux)

  • bloating

  • feeling sick (nausea)

  • vomiting

Insect Bites and Stings
  • Red, swollen, itchy lump(s) that may or may not be fluid filled.

  • Cuts and grazes are a common type of injury and in most cases do not pose a threat to health

Symptoms of a burn may include:

  • red skin

  • peeling skin

  • blisters 

  • swelling

  • white or charred skin

Mouth ulcers are painful round or oval sores that form in the mouth, most often on the inside of the cheeks or lips.

  • swollen tonsils (tonsillitis)

  • enlarged and tender glands in your neck

  • discomfort when swallowing

  • pain around the affected joint

  • being unable to use the joint normally or being unable to put weight on it

  • swelling

  • bruising

  • tenderness

  • sore gum

  • red where the tooth is coming through

  • one cheek is flushed

  • dribble, gnaw and chew a lot

  • loss of appetite

  • weight loss

  • skin infection around the anus, if bacteria enter any scratches caused by itching (wearing cotton gloves while sleeping may help prevent this)

  • difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep

  • bedwetting

  • itching and soreness around the entrance of the vagina

  • pain during sex

  • a stinging sensation when you urinate

  • vaginal discharge, although this isn't always present; the discharge is usually odourless and it can be thin and watery, or thick and white like cottage cheese










Verrucas usually develop on the soles of the feet. The affected area of skin will:

  • be white, often with a black dot (blood vessel) in the centre

  • be flat rather than raised

  • sometimes be painful if they are on a weight-bearing part of the foot 



  • be round or oval-shaped

  • be firm and raised

  • have a rough, irregular surface similar to a cauliflower

  • often develop on the knuckles, fingers and knees

  • vary in size, from less than 1mm to more than 10mm (1cm) in diameter

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