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Symptom checker

Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.

Wounds, cuts and grazes

Minor wounds like cuts and grazes can usually be treated without medical attention. Find out more on how to keep them clean and prevent infection.

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Mouth and tongue cuts

Cuts to the mouth and tongue can happen after a fall or knock to the head. Most are minor and heal on their own, but some may require medical treatment.

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Caring for sutures

Sutures need proper care to help wounds heal and reduce scarring. They hold a wound closed and are removed or dissolve after it has healed.

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Facial injuries

An injury to the face can be caused by almost anything, including falling over, cutting yourself shaving or being struck in the face by an object.

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Open incisional hernia repair

If you have an operation on your abdomen which is closed with stitches, but where the wound does not heal properly, the contents of your abdomen may push through, causing a lump called a hernia.

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Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair

An incisional hernia is a weakness in your abdominal wall, which happens when previous wounds do not heal properly. If left untreated, an incisional hernia can cause serious complications.

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Botulism

Botulism is a rare, serious illness caused by a toxin produced by clostridium botulinum bacteria. Learn how you can reduce your risk with preventative measures.

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Concussion

Concussion is a short-term loss of brain function following a head injury. Learn more about the causes, signs and symptoms of concussion.

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Head injuries

Head injuries can be serious, even if they're not visible. Read about signs and symptoms, as severe head injuries always need to be seen by a doctor.

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Black eye

A black eye is a bruise in the tissues around the eye. It's a good idea to get it checked by a doctor to rule out more serious eye injuries.

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