Information on Different Conditions

Acne | Spots | Teenager Acne

Acne is skin condition more common in teenagers but can also affect adults. Common symptoms are spots on the face, chest, and back.

Social Anxiety | Agoraphobia

This means ‘fear of the market place’. Characterised by anxiety symptoms and a generalised high level of stress when going out

Alopecia | Hair Loss | Baldness

Alopecia is skin condition more common in teenagers but can also affect adults. It causes loss of hair, especially on the scalp,

Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal response to an unusual or stressful event; it is the psychological component of the “flight or fight” response.

Asthma

Asthma is an inflammatory disorder of the airways. The airways become hyperresponsive and therefore constrict easily in response to a wide range of stimuli.

Back Pain

Low back pain is a common disorder, affecting around one-third of the UK adult population each year.

Bad breath

Halitosis is ‘bad breath’

This can affect your confidence and your social life.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is characterised by a non-cancerous proliferative process of the prostatic cells of men. 

Blepharitis

Blepharitis means inflammation of the eyelids 

Bruising

A bruise can happen due to a knock or bump of the skin. It is caused by Bruising is the leaking of blood from the damaged vessels into the tissues of the skin.

Carbuncles & Abscess

A carbuncle or abscess  is the infection that can appear anywhere on the body. There are different reasons for it to occur but the most common cause is an ingrowing hair

Chest Infection

This is commonly known as ‘acute bronchitis’.

This is the infection of the bronchi in the lungs. It is known as a lower respiratory tract infection.

Chicken pox

Chicken pox is a very contagious disease that is caused by varicella zoster virus. It can occur at any age, but is more common in children under 10 years old.

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis basically means inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye.

It is usually infective or allergic. Most patients only have the infection in one eye. 

Constipation

This is difficultly when you are trying to pass stools (poo). You may not be able to pass stools for some time which can cause stomach pain and bloating

Depression

This is a mood disorder where the main feelings are of sadness. You may be tearful and have no desire to experience happy activities

Diarrhea

This is the passing of runny, liquid like stools that are no properly formed. You can have stomach cramps and wind,

Dry eye syndrome

This is a disorder which involves different aspects, such as disorder of the tear film and eye surface which causes symptoms of eye discomfort.

Eczema

This is a rash on the skin. There are many types of eczema. Sometimes you can have a flare up and need steroid creams

Eye stye

This is an infection of the glands of the eyelids causing an abscess, most frequently, due to bacteria.

Flu

Influenza, more commonly known as ‘flu’ is a viral infection. This is usually an infection of the respiratory tract

Folliculitis

Folliculitis is an infection that starts in a single hair follicle. This is usually caused by bacteria.

Food poisoning

Food poisoning is an acute attack of stomach pain, diarrhoea and/or vomiting. It can last up to 1 week in some people. 

Foot Infections

This is a bacterial infection of the feet. This condition is more common in young men who wear training shoes

Gout

This is a very painful inflammatory arthritis. You can have red, swollen, painful joints.

Haemorrhoids

Haemorrhoids are also known as piles. These are swellings that are found inside or around the back passage. You can experience pain when passing stools

Hay fever

This is a group a symptoms that are caused by specific allergens.

E.g. grass pollen. You may also experience congestion in your nose.

Hives

Hives, otherwise known as urticarial is a reaction of the skin that is caused by multiple reasons e.g. certain foods, drugs, infection or stress.

IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is usually a chronic, relapsing and remitting disorder. Patients usually suffer with this for their whole lives. 4

Indigestion

The medical term for indigestion is ‘dyspepsia’. This can include a wide range of symptoms.

Insect bites and stings

Insect bites and stings are very common in the warm months and can occur commonly on the feet, hands or arms

Insomnia

Insomnia is the medical term for not being able to sleep properly. This can be due to many reasons.

Intertrigo

Intertrigo is inflammation that is caused by skin-to-skin friction and is most common in moist and warm areas of the body 

Itchy scalp

This is excessive flaking and scaling of the scalp, which is a non-inflammatory reaction. It can flare up at the time of puberty.

Menopause

The menopause means the last menstrual period. It is the permanent cessation of menstruation resulting from the loss of ovarian follicular activity.

Men’s sexual health

We are able to treat erectile dysfunction. We can also provide treatment for balanitis, which is a fungal infection of the genitals..

Ear Infection | Middle

A middle ear infection can cause pain in the ear. You can have symptoms alone, or in combination with a sore throat or cold.

Migraine

Migraine is a type of headache disorder. It can make you feel sick and cause other symptoms too

Neck pain

Neck pain can make it painful to move your neck. You may experience pain in the shoulders also

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is characterised as the local loss of cartilage and following remodeling of the bone next to it. It can also cause inflammation in the joints.

Ear Infection | Outer

Your ear canal can become inflamed, sore and infected. You may experience pain in the ear and discharge

Panic attack

A panic attack is isolated attack of severe anxiety which is connected with unpleasant symptoms such as pounding heart and hyperventilating

Paraesthesia

This can be described as a ‘pins and needles’ sensation around the body. There can be different causes for this 

Pompholyx eczema

This is a specific type of eczema that affects the skin on the hands and/or the feet.

Psoriasis

This is a chronic skin condition. It is caused by inflammation and hyperproliferation of the skin. It can cause thick scale like lesions on your skin

Ringworm

This is a fungal infection that can affect different parts of the body.

Rosacea

This is a rash that typically presents on the face.

Scabies

This is an itchy skin rash that is caused by the skin invasion by the mite Sarcoptes scabei.

Shingles

Shingles is an acute, one sided, self-limiting inflammatory disease of the nerve roots caused by Varicella Zoster virus.

Sinusitis

Sinusitis is the inflammation of the mucous membranes of the sinuses around the nose.

Sports injuries

Sports injuries can happen to anyone, and  can involve muscle sprains or strains. You may experience swelling, redness with pain

Threadworm

Thread-worm is an infection that can cause and itchy back passage, that is usually worse at night

Thrush

Thrush usually relates to a fungal infection on the tongue or the genitals. Men, women and children can all have thrush

Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis means inflammation of the tonsils. 

You will have sore throat, and may experience a temperature and painful lymph nodes

Urinary tract infection

A urinary tract infection (UTI), otherwise known as cyctitis, is the presence of infection in the bladder area and surrounding structures of the urinary tract.

Warrts and verruca’s

There are many types of warts. The most common are viral warts on the hands and feet. These can come up as round lesions. They will not be painful or itchy in most cases