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Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.

Boils

Boils are painful, red, pus-filled lumps in your skin. Learn more about causes, treatment and how to prevent them from spreading.

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Gingivitis

Good oral hygiene helps prevent problems such as bleeding gums, gingivitis and bad breath. Learn more about the signs and treatment of gingivitis.

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Bleeding gums and dental bleeding

Bleeding from your gums or any other type of dental bleeding can be caused by a dental procedure, an injury or gum disease. Find out what to do.

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Gum disease

Gum disease is caused by plaque and occurs when the tissue that surrounds and supports your teeth becomes infected. Learn what to do here.

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Abscesses

Abscesses are painful collections of pus that builds up under the skin, in or between an organ. Find out more about abcesses on our trusted partner pages.

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Scurvy

Scurvy can affect people who do not get enough vitamin C. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments, and how changes to your diet can prevent scurvy.

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Cholera

Cholera is an illness that gives you severe diarrhoea and dehydration. It is most likely to be found in parts of the world with poor water and sanitary services.

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Folliculitis

Folliculitis is an inflammation affecting the hair-producing pores on your skin. Learn about causes, treatments and how to help prevent it.

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Giardia (giardiasis)

Giardia is an infection of the bowel and gut, particularly the small intestine. Learn more about the cause and symptoms of giardia as well as prevention tips.

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Cysts

A cyst is a sac or pocket in your body filled with fluid, semi-solid material or air. Find out more the about types of cysts, their symptoms and treatments.

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