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Whooping cough treatments

Whooping cough (also known as 'pertussis') is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lungs and airways that is most serious in babies under 12 months. Learn more about treatment options available.

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Syphilis treatment

Syphilis is treated with antibiotics. The length of treatment will vary depending on the stage of syphilis you may have. Learn more about syphilis treatment.

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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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Staph skin infection

Information on staph skin infections, including the different types, treatment, prevention and when to get help, plus links to trusted resources.

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Diarrhoea and vomiting in children

Trusted information on diarrhoea and vomiting in children and babies including causes and treatments, plus where to get more help and support.

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Medicines and breastfeeding

Most medicines are safe to take while you are breastfeeding, but some can affect your baby. Learn which medicines you can take and where to go for advice.

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Whooping cough

Whooping cough (also known as 'pertussis') is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lungs and airways that is most serious in babies under 12 months. Find out more about its causes, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, prevention, plus links to trusted resources.

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Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is a chest infection that affects your child’s ability to breathe freely and it usually affects children under 12 months of age. Learn more from a trusted source.

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Tooth abscess

A tooth abscess develops when the root of the tooth becomes infected. If you have an abscessed tooth you should see your dentist promptly.

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Chest infection

Trusted information about chest infection, including what it is, causes, symptoms, treatments and prevention from leading Australian health organisations.

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