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Wound Treatment

Wound Treatment

Accidents happen – and open wounds, abrasions and lacerations in children are all part of growing up!What have you got in your cubby hole (glove compartment), handbag or first aid kit to treat those around you when they fall? Do you know how to treat an open wound,...

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What Causes Thrush?

What Causes Thrush?

Thrush is absolutely nothing to be ashamed about. It is a common condition where a yeast-like fungus, called Candida albicans, overgrows. It is opportunistic in nature, so it wreaks havoc the moment the immune system is compromised.  It also sticks its head out when...

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Skin Care Treatment

Skin Care Treatment

Did you know that the moisture content of your skin drops as temperatures drop? Harsh winter conditions further cause the skin to lose its natural oils, allowing moisture to escape and leaving the skin dry.  Doing sport or spending a lot of time outdoors during summer...

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Inflammation and the Immune System

Inflammation and the Immune System

The role of the immune system is to fight every kind of insult to the body, from injury right through to infection. It is therefore of utmost importance to support the body’s immune system to keep it functioning optimally. It is estimated that healthy adults in our...

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Signs of an unhealthy gut?

Signs of an unhealthy gut?

“Many facets of modern life such as high stress levels, too little sleep, eating processed and high-sugar foods, and taking antibiotics can all damage our gut microbiome,” says Healthline.com. “This in turn may affect other aspects of our health, such as the brain,...

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Food poisoning

Food poisoning

Food poisoning is an illness caused by eating this contaminated food. Contamination can occur anywhere, even at home if food is incorrectly handled or cooked. Infectious organisms or their toxins can contaminate food at any point of processing or production. Signs and...

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Managing Eye Infection

Managing Eye Infection

What is the Ideal Remedy for Eye Infection, also known as Conjunctivitis? Since the inflammatory condition of conjunctivitis has many causes, including viral or bacterial infection, irritants, allergies or occasional fungal infections, the ideal remedy would be one...

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Ear Infection (Otitis Externa)

Ear Infection (Otitis Externa)

Nope, although it sounds exotic, it is actually not a rare condition at all. It is also referred to as outer ear infection, which is a common inflammatory condition of the outer ear, usually caused by infection. It is especially common in children, and more likely to...

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Bladder Infection treatment

Bladder Infection treatment

When the lower urinary tract is affected it is referred to as a simple cystitis or bladder infection, while a pyelonephritis or kidney infection will be the correct term when the upper urinary tract is infected. In symptoms bladder infection is painful urination and...

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Causes of Respiratory Tract infection

Causes of Respiratory Tract infection

The Respiratory Tract is prone to develop infection (viral, bacterial, fungal). It can also be affected by environmental factors such as smoke and pollutants. Our RT may be sensitive to irritants (allergens), resulting in allergic reactions and is also prone to...

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