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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...
Woman holding crotch to sooth genital herpes (HSV-2) outbreak.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Man presenting with right sided facial paralysis due to Bell's Palsy
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 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...
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,...
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
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...
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...
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...
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,
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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 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
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.
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...
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....
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...
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...
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 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...