Bacterial infections can affect the throat, the lungs, the skin, the bowel and many others parts of your body. They can be can be highly contagious. This page explains how to avoid spreading infections.
Wounds, cuts and grazes
Wounds can be caused by an injury, an infection, or by chronic illnesses. Here’s how to look after wounds, cuts and grazes and when to get help.
Oral sex and mouth care
Mouth sores can be caused as a result of oral sex. If you think you have developed mouth sores it is important to seek medical advice.
Fever in children
Does your child have a high temperature? Here’s how to make them more comfortable, and when to seek urgent medical attention.
Are you at risk of a staph infection? Learn how to spot the signs and symptoms of different kinds of staph infection, and how to prevent and treat it.
Chest infections are common in people of all ages and can easily be spread. Learn more here about the causes, symptoms and treatments for chest infections.
Toenail infections are common but they may also be a sign of other conditions. Find out more about what a toenail infection is, common causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and prevention.
Ear infections are common and children are most often affected by this condition. Ear infections usually go away on their own within a week or two, but sometimes need treatment with antibiotics.
Invasive staph infections
Learn more about invasive staph infections.
Bowel infections (gastrointestinal infections) can affect anyone. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of different bowel infections.