Medicine info: Brand names
Anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs)
Anti-inflammatory medicines can be used to relieve pain, reduce redness and swelling (inflammation), or treat a fever.
For pain such as back pain or headaches, simple painkillers (paracetamol and anti-inflammatory agents) work best but do have potential side effects. You need to weigh up the pros and cons of painkillers.
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a blood disorder that increases the risk of developing blood clots or having problems during pregnancy. Learn more here.
Hand, foot and mouth disease treatment
There is no treatment to kill the coxsackievirus that causes hand, foot and mouth disease. The symptoms usually clear up in 7 to 10 days.
Glandular fever treatments
Glandular fever (also called the ‘kissing disease’) is an infectious disease which is common in teenagers and young adults. Learn more about the treatments for glandular fever.
What causes GORD (reflux)?
Most cases of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) are caused by a problem with the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS). Find out the causes of GORD.
There are some medicines you don't need a prescription for. These are called over-the-counter medicines.
Colds and flu in babies and children
Here is information on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments of coughs, colds and flu in children and babies and when to seek medical advice.
Kawasaki disease is a rare condition mostly affecting children. It causes fever and inflammation of the blood vessels, but most kids recover without long-term problems.
Chest pain is any sort of pain felt in your upper body, from your jaw and shoulders down to your ribs. It can be a symptom of a heart attack. Find out the facts and when to be concerned.