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Allergic reactions to antibiotics

Some people have an allergic reaction to antibiotics. Learn about the symptoms and the difference between allergic reactions and side effects.

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Doxycycline

Doxycycline is an antibiotic medicine. This page explains what doxycycline is used for, how it works, its risks and other treatment options available in its place.

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Cefalexin

Cefalexin is used to treat bacterial infections in various parts of the body. This page explains what cefalexin is used for, how it works, its risks and other treatment options available in its place.

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Blepharitis

Experiencing pain, heat and swelling in the eyelids? You could have blepharitis, inflammation that usually affects both eyes. Here’s how to treat it.

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Summer skin rashes

Summer rashes can be caused by things like sunlight, insects, sweating and overheating - especially if you have allergies and/or pre-existing skin conditions.

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Bronchiectasis

Bronchiectasis damages the airways in the lungs, causing them to become permanently widened. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to prevent further lung damage.

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Myringoplasty (child)

A perforated eardrum is a common problem. A myringoplasty can prevent infections and sometimes improve your child's hearing.

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Surgery for cholesteatoma

A cholesteatoma can damage your ear and cause serious complications. Surgery is the only way you can be cured.

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Myringoplasty

A perforated eardrum is a common problem. A myringoplasty can prevent infections and sometimes improve your hearing.

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Cholecystectomy and exploration of the bile duct

Gallstones can move into your common bile duct. An operation to remove your gallbladder and any stones in your common bile duct should result in you being free of pain and able to eat a normal diet.

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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Gallstones are a common problem. An operation to remove your gallbladder should result in you being free of pain and able to eat a normal diet.

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