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Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence)

WHAT IS ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION? Erection starts in the brain. When a man is sexually excited, the brain sends chemical messages to the muscles in the penis; this provides increased blood flow to the penis, filling two chambers inside. As blood fills these chambers, veins in the penis close up, allowing the penis to expand and […]

Emergency Contraception

THE MORNING AFTER PILL Support, guidance and medication for women seeking emergency contraceptive treatment Like condoms and other forms of contraception, the morning after pill is an effective method for reducing the risk of pregnancy as a result of sexual intercourse. There are two kinds of emergency contraception. The first of these is the morning […]

Eczema (Contact Dermatitis)

Contact dermatitis is a type of eczema triggered by contact with a particular substance. Eczema is the name for a group of conditions that cause skin to become dry and irritated. Contact dermatitis usually improves or clears up completely if the substance causing the problem is identified and avoided. Treatments are also available to help ease the […]

Eczema (Atopic)

Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis) is the most common form of eczema, a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, dry and cracked. Atopic eczema is more common in children, often developing before their first birthday. But it may also develop for the first time in adults. It's usually a long-term (chronic) condition, although it can […]

Dry mouth

A dry mouth is rarely a sign of anything serious. There are things you can do to help ease it yourself. See a GP if these don't work or you also have other symptoms. Causes of a dry mouth The main causes of a dry mouth are: dehydration – for example, from not drinking enough, sweating […]

Dry And Itchy Eyes

Many people get dry eyes. It's not usually serious and there are things you can do to help. Check if you have dry eyes You may have dry eyes if your eyes are: itchy sore gritty red blurry sensitive to light more watery than normal Causes of dry eyes You may be more likely to […]

Diarrhoea and Vomiting

Diarrhoea and vomiting are common in adults, children and babies. They're often caused by a stomach bug and should stop in a few days. The advice is the same if you have diarrhoea and vomiting together or separately. How to treat diarrhoea and vomiting yourself You can usually treat yourself or your child at home. […]


Dehydration means your body loses more fluids than you take in. If it's not treated, it can get worse and become a serious problem. Important Babies, children and the elderly are more at risk of dehydration. Check if you're dehydrated Symptoms of dehydration in adults and children include: feeling thirsty dark yellow and strong-smelling pee […]


Decongestants are a type of medicine that can provide short-term relief for a blocked or stuffy nose (nasal congestion). They can help ease the symptoms of conditions such as colds and flu, hay fever and other allergic reactions, catarrh and sinusitis. They work by reducing the swelling of the blood vessels in your nose, which helps to open the airways. Types of decongestants Decongestants are available […]


Dandruff is a common skin condition. It's not harmful and you cannot catch it. Check if it's dandruff Dandruff causes white or grey flakes of skin to appear on the scalp and in the hair The flakes are often more noticeable in darker hair and if they fall from your scalp on to your shoulders. […]