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Caring for sutures

Sutures need proper care to ensure a wound heals cleanly. They hold the wound closed and are removed or dissolve after it has healed. Find out more here.

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Zinc

Zinc is a mineral that is essential for many of the body's normal functions and systems, including the immune system, wound healing, blood clotting, thyroid function, and the senses of taste and smell.

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Wound, cut and graze treatments

Information about wound care, plus self-care advice for cuts and grazes and when to speak to a doctor for further medical attention

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Mastectomy

A mastectomy is an operation to remove a breast, usually to treat breast cancer. Learn how to prepare and what to expect if you need this surgery.

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Hair transplant

Hair transplantation is a treatment option for baldness. It’s a surgery which transfers hair from where it is thicker to hairless areas of the scalp.

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Appendicitis

Learn about appendicitis, an inflammation of the appendix, including possible causes, common symptoms and the main treatment options.

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C keeps your bones and connective tissues healthy, allows you to absorb iron and helps prevent infections. Here's how to get your recommended intake.

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Dupuytren's fasciectomy

A Dupuytren’s fasciectomy should straighten your fingers and give you a worthwhile improvement in the function of your hand.

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Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty (also called a ‘tummy tuck’) is cosmetic surgery to alter the shape of the abdomen. Learn about the procedure and the questions to ask.

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Amputation

An amputation can affect every area of a person’s life, both at home and at work. They will need plenty of help and support as they adapt.

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