Treatments are available to lessen the severity of shingles and to prevent complications - although there is no cure. Learn about the treatment options here.
Differences between bacterial and viral infection
Bacterial and viral infections must be treated differently. Misusing antibiotics to treat viral infections leads to the problem of antibiotic resistance.
Cold sore treatments
If you have a cold sore there are a number of things you can do to help manage the condition.
Colds and flu medication
Learn about over-the-counter medicines that might help relieve cold and flu symptoms and when antiviral medication may be helpful.
Colds and flu prevention
Good hygiene is one of the most important ways to help prevent colds and flu (influenza). Find out how to prevent colds and flu.
Colds and flu – an overview
Colds and flu (influenza) are different illnesses caused by different viruses. Learn about difference between colds and flu and read our advice on how to best prevent.
Cold and flu during pregnancy
When you are pregnant you need to be careful how you treat cold or flu as it can effect your unborn baby.
Symptoms of shingles
Shingles is a painful rash on a sensitive area of skin that can have symptoms such as burning and itching. Learn more here - including when to see a doctor.
Colds and flu types
More than 200 types of viruses can cause a cold, as well as various types of flu viruses. Find out about the different types of colds and flu.
Shingles is a painful rash caused by the chickenpox virus. Find out how to recognise the symptoms and what treatments are available.