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Patient with Asthma inhaler
Feb 11, 2021

What is Asthma?

Influenza otherwise known as the flu, is a highly contagious respiratory condition that is caused by influenza viruses. There are 2 main...
Anatomical picture of kidney stones obstructing the kidney.
Jul 21, 2021

Kidney Stones - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What are Kidney Stones? Kidney stones are hardened rock-like structures that build up in the kidneys. They are by-products that accumulate from...
ringworm sores
Oct 26, 2020

What is Ringworm?

Body Ringworm is a highly contagious fungal skin infection characterized by the formation of itchy rash-like circular patterns on the surface of...
vaginal thrush-24-7-medcare
Jul 15, 2021

Genital Herpes - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Genital Herpes – Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment   What is Genital Herpes? Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted...
Patient with itchy hives on arm.
Jul 15, 2021

Hives (Urticaria) - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Urticaria (Hives) – Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment   What are Hives (Urticaria)? Urticaria is a skin condition that occurs in the form...
Image of patient with Chickenpox
Feb 11, 2021

What is Varicella - Chickenpox?

Varicella or Chickenpox is a viral infection accompanied by a mild fever and characterised by the formation of pimple-like skin rashes that...
Bronchitis diagram of lungs
Feb 11, 2021

What is Bronchitis?

The medical condition generally referred to as ‘Bronchitis‘ occurs when a person is struck with a viral or bacterial infection that causes...
Patient suffering from a headache due to symptoms from low blood pressure.
Jul 08, 2021

Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension) - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension) – Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment   What is Low Blood Pressure? Low blood pressure is medically known as...
Bell's Palsy - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment | 24-7Medcare
Jun 30, 2021

Bell's Palsy - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Bell’s Palsy – Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment   What is Bell’s Palsy? Bell’s Palsy is the most common diagnosis of facial nerve...
Patient with stomach and upper abdominal pain from Ulcerative Colitis / Irritable Bowel Disease
Jul 01, 2021

Ulcerative Colitis - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Ulcerative Colitis – Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment   What is Ulcerative Colitis? Ulcerative Colitis is a chronic disease of the bowel. As...
Patient with Emphysema using a nasal tube to help with breathing
Jun 30, 2021

What is Emphysema? - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What Is Emphysema? Emphysema is a progressive and chronic lung condition that leads to difficulty breathing, coughing and other symptoms. In particular,...
Patient with itchy hives on arm.
Jun 30, 2021

Scabies - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What Is Scabies? Human scabies is a skin condition caused by infestations of mites. Once diagnosed, the patient will experience itchiness and...
Woman diagnosed with Tonsillitis exhibiting sore throat symptoms.
Jun 30, 2021

Tonsillitis - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Tonsillitis? Tonsillitis is a condition where inflammation occurs in the tonsils. These are two flaps of soft tissue located at...
Patient with upper abdominal pain symptoms resulting from kidney stones
Jun 30, 2021

What is Pancreatitis? - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Pancreatitis? Pancreatitis is a condition where the pancreas has become inflamed. This disrupts the pancreas’s function for digestion and controlling...
24-7MedCare Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Nov 24, 2020

What is a Panic Attack?

A Panic Attack  is a period of sudden extreme anxiety or fear together with physical sensations. They can occur unexpectedly and usually...
24-7 Medcare Sick man calling on phone to doctor
Nov 24, 2020

What is Influenza?

Influenza otherwise known as the flu, is a highly contagious respiratory condition that is caused by influenza viruses. There are 2 main...
24-7 Medcare Acne
Oct 27, 2020

What is Acne?

Acne is a skin condition that affects both males and females. While acne normally starts when a person reaches
24-7MedCare ADHD-Children
Nov 24, 2020

ADHD in children

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD can be described as a brain development disorder that is more prevalent in male children than...
Food Poisoning
Sep 19, 2020

Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is caused by the ingestion of any food or drink which is contaminated with certain types of viruses, bacteria, parasites...
gallstones-24-7-medcare
Oct 21, 2021

Gallstones - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What are Gallstones? Gallstones (also known as gallbladder stones or cholelithiasis) are hardened rock-like structures that build up from the digestive fluids...
Constipation
Sep 20, 2020

Constipation

Constipation is one of the commonest medical complaints in Australia and occurs in adults and children. Almost everyone gets constipated at some...
Dr testing leg
Oct 27, 2020

What is Ingrown hair?

Ingrown hair is an uncomfortable and somewhat embarrassing skin condition that is caused by hair or hairs that had previously been cut,...
Woman scratching back
Oct 20, 2020

Heat Rash

Heat rash which is also known as prickly heat or miliaria  is a medical condition characterised by a painless, but itchy skin...
Lady holding tummy
Oct 27, 2020

What is a Urinary Tract Infection

A urinary tract infection, sometimes referred to as a UTI, is an infection of any part of the urinary system,
gallstones-24-7-medcare
Sep 27, 2021

Diarrhoea - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Diarrhoea? Diarrhoea is an illness that is characterised by frequent, runny and loose stools. Those with diarrhoea will experience three...
Laryngitis / cold
Oct 26, 2020

Laryngitis

Laryngitis is a medical condition characterised by the inflammation or swelling of your larynx or voice box as well as your vocal...
tooth ache
Oct 27, 2020

Oral Thrush

Candida albicans is the main type of fungus responsible for the mouth infection commonly referred to as Oral thrush. The mouth is...
Man blowing nose / Hayfever
Oct 26, 2020

What is Hay Fever?

Hay Fever or otherwise called “Allergic Rhinitis”, is a natural allergic response by your immune system when you are exposed to an...
concussion-24-7-medcare
Sep 26, 2021

Concussion - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is a concussion? A concussion is a brain injury that occurs after head trauma or impact (e.g. blunt forces, direct contact,...
24-7MedCare Desperate lady suffering anxiety attack at subway station, feeling helpless
Nov 24, 2020

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety disorders are the most common group of mental health conditions in Australia affecting 1 in 4 Australians at some stage in...
Image of leg with Cellulitis
Feb 11, 2021

What is Cellulitis?

Cellulitis is quite a common skin infection in Australia. This skin condition is caused by a bacterial infection, predominantly by group A...
man scratching sock
Oct 27, 2020

What is Tinea?

Tinea also known as “Ringworm” is quite a common infection of the skin, hair or nails  caused by a variety of  fungi...
Intertrigo
Feb 11, 2021

What is Intertrigo? Symptoms & Causes

Intertrigo is a skin condition characterised by a rash located in flexures. This means intertrigo rash can be seen: Around the folds...
Patient with stomach and upper abdominal pain from Ulcerative Colitis / Irritable Bowel Disease
Feb 10, 2021

What are Digestive Problems?

Digestive problems are essentially any medical condition that can hamper the smooth functioning of the digestive system. The digestion process begins at...
24-7MedCare Woman talking on phone and looking out of window
Nov 24, 2020

What is Depression?

At times, we can all feel sad, unhappy, moody or low but this may not mean you suffer from depression. These emotional...
Woman scratching hand / eczema
Oct 19, 2020

Eczema - What is it?

Eczema is a very common condition characterised by an irritation or inflammation of the skin.
tennis elbow-24-7medcare
Sep 18, 2021

Tennis Elbow - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylitis or elbow tendonitis) is the most common elbow injury in Australia...
Coronavirus Symptoms
Oct 19, 2020

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

Recovery from the symptoms of COVID-19 will vary from one person to another.
24-7MedCare Woman checking her body
Nov 24, 2020

What are Eating Disorders?

An Eating disorders is a severe mental health condition where a person has an unhealthy obsession with food
rotator cuff injury-24-7-medcare
Oct 21, 2021

Rotator Cuff Injury - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is a Rotator Cuff Injury? Rotator cuff conditions are one of the most common shoulder injuries that GPs see [1]. The...
carpal tunnel syndrome 24-7-medcare
Sep 17, 2021

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition where the nerves in the hand become compressed as it travels...
Patient experiencing insomnia
Feb 11, 2021

What is Insomnia?

It is estimated that about one-third of all Australians experience the sleeping problem known as insomnia. Insomnia is a sleeping problem characterised...
Patient suffering from a headache due to symptoms from low blood pressure.
Feb 11, 2021

What are Headaches and Migraines?

A headache can be described as an aching feeling or pain, which can be felt in virtually any part of your head....
vaginal thrush-24-7-medcare
Sep 17, 2021

Vaginal Thrush - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is Vaginal Thrush? Vaginal thrush, also known as a vaginal yeast infection or candidal vulvovaginitis, is a common fungal infection in...
Patient skin check for Melanoma
Feb 11, 2021

What is Melanoma?

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that forms in the melanocytes or the pigment cells of the skin. It is the...
Image of woman holding a CT scan in front of the CAT scan machine.
Oct 04, 2021

What is an MRI Scan? An Essential Patient Guide

What is an MRI Scan? MRI scans are imaging investigations that GPs refer to help diagnose certain medical conditions and problems. During...
Patient with hair loss (alopecia)
Feb 11, 2021

What is Hair Loss? Symptoms & Treatments

Hair Growth Before getting into what hair loss is, it is important to understand how your hair grows. Typically, your scalp consists...
Type 2 diabetes 247medcare
Sep 16, 2021

Type 2 Diabetes - Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What Is Type 2 Diabetes? Type 2 diabetes or diabetes Mellitus Type 2 (T2DM) is a chronic condition that causes higher than...
Patient with halistosis
Feb 11, 2021

What Causes Halitosis - Bad Breath?

Have you ever wondered why some people tend to have bad breath even though they seem to observe good oral hygiene? In...
Patient with upper abdominal pain symptoms resulting from kidney stones
Feb 11, 2021

What is Norovirus?

Norovirus is a highly infectious and contagious disease that causes sufferers to experience gastroenteritis resulting in bouts of vomiting as well as...
Colonoscopy being performed by gastroenterologist
Aug 24, 2021

What is Colonoscopy? Examination of the Colon

What is a Colonoscopy? A colonoscopy is performed to examine the colon (also known as the large intestine or bowel) and the...
hemorrhoids-haemorrhoid-247medcare
Sep 16, 2021

Hemorrhoids (Haemorrhoids) - Treatment, Symptoms and Diagnosis

What are Hemorrhoids (Haemorrhoids)? Hemorrhoids (haemorrhoids), also known as piles, are lumps or swollen veins that occur in the anal passage. While...
Chilblains - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment | 24-7Medcare
Sep 02, 2021

Chilblains - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

What are Chilblains?  Chilblains or perniosis is an uncommon inflammatory skin condition that mainly occurs during colder temperatures. Patients will experience red,...
Image of woman holding a CT scan in front of the CAT scan machine.
Aug 20, 2021

What is a CT Scan? An Essential Patient Guide

What is a CT scan? A CT scan (also known as a CAT scan) is short for computed tomography. They are performed...
Doctor educating patient about a vasectomy procedure using a sperm model.
Sep 02, 2021

Vasectomy Procedure and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is a Vasectomy? A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that is typically performed on men as a form of permanent contraception....