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.
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.
Shingles is a painful rash caused by the chickenpox virus. Here's how to recognise the symptoms and find the treatment that's best for you.
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.
Bell’s palsy is a sudden weakness or paralysis of facial muscles on one side of the face. Find out how to boost the chances of a full recovery.
Cold sores are blister-like spots that appear in or around the mouth. Find out about prevention, common triggers, treatment and self-care options.
The flu is a viral infection affecting your nose, throat and sometimes your lungs. It is typically more severe than a cold. Find out more about the flu.
Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness, but can also occur in adults. Here’s how to help ease symptoms and discomfort.
Physical distancing and how to avoid COVID-19
Frequently asked questions about avoiding COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection, including information on physical distancing, masks and the meaning of 'close contact'.