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Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)

Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, can be distressing but it’s quite common. Treatments can help lessen the impact of sweating on your life.

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Night sweats

Night sweats may be a sign of a medical condition or may be caused by a medication. Find out more about night sweats, common causes and treatments.

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Pesticides

Links to trusted information about pesticides, including insecticides, herbicides and fungicides, and what to do if someone has been poisoned by pesticides.

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Social anxiety disorder

Social anxiety or phobia is a fear of social situations. People with social phobia can feel anxiety and fear even over everyday social outings.

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Dehydration

Dehydration occurs when you don't have enough fluids in your body. If severe, dehydration can cause serious problems. Learn how to spot the symptoms.

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Malaria

Malaria is a disease spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes, which causes an infection of the red blood cells. Find out more here.

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Gigantism

Gigantism is a very rare condition that causes children to grow abnormally fast and tall. It can be treated successfully, but they may still have symptoms.

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Acromegaly

Acromegaly causes parts of the body to grow larger and mostly affects people in middle age. It can be effectively treated, especially if diagnosed early.

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Headaches

Headaches are one of the most common health complaints, but most are easily treated. Find out about the different types of headaches and treatments.

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Itchy anus (pruritus ani)

An itchy anus, also called pruritus ani is a common complaint. The itch, in or around the anus, can be extremely intense and persistent, causing a constant urge to scratch. Read about causes, things you can do and when to see a doctor.

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