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Balanitis

Balanitis involves having an inflammation of the ‘glans’ section or end of the penis.  It may also be that the foreskin on uncircumcised men may also be inflamed.  The skin may be red, itchy, sore and swollen.  This conditi...

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How to stop your glasses steaming up when you wear a mask

During the coronavirus epidemic, many people have learnt first hand of the struggle of wearing a mask and glasses at the same time. We've gathered together tips from a range of sources, to help you avoid your glasses steaming up when you wear a f...

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What Is a Dental Dam?

A dental dam provides protection during oral sex to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections. It's essentially a piece of latex that's placed over the genitals or anus during oral stimulation. They function in a similar way to a ...

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How many units of alcohol do I drink?

Counting the units of alcohol in your drink can be a useful way to understand how much you’re drinking. The recommended maximum number of units per week for both men and women is 14. That is about the same as six pints of beer or seven glasses ...

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Painful sex in women

The medical term for painful sex is ‘dyspareunia’. Dyspareunia is a pain disorder described as recurrent or persistent pain during sexual intercourse. Sometimes women are also likely to report pain with other forms of penetration such as ...

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Antibiotic guardianship

Antibiotics are used to treat or prevent bacterial infections. Many different types of antibiotics are available to treat different types of infections, so you should always seek a doctor’s advice on whether you should take them, and which one ...

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What is holistic medicine?

Most doctors will only issue conventional medicine, i.e. prescription medicines or suggest over the counter medications. Some doctors - sometimes known as holistic doctors - also have training in complementary therapies or alternative medicine. Holis...

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How much is a private prescription?

In England, NHS prescriptions have a £9.15 charge attached. This charge applies to every item on the prescription, rather than the prescription as a whole. Certain items may be exempt from prescription charges, and certain groups, i.e. chi...