A chest infection is an infection of the lungs or large airways. Some chest infections are mild and clear up on their own, but others can be severe and life threatening.
Most chest pain isn’t usually a sign of anything serious, but there are some underlying heart conditions that can cause chest pain.
A Cholesteatoma is disease of the ear, which develops when trapped skin forms a slowly expanding mass in the middle ear space and mastoid bone.
It is continuous cough that lasts longer than 4 weeks is concerning and is a criteria for referral to see a specialist to exclude a serious underlying illness such as cancer, vocal fold paralysis or tuberculosis
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Contact allergies, also known as allergic contact dermatitis, are a reaction to substances such as metals, scents and latex. This can cause skin reactions including skin rashes, swelling, itching, and dry skin.
COVID-19 is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.
A cough is a reflex action to clear your airways of mucus and irritants such as dust or smoke. It’s rarely a sign of anything serious.
Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition where nerve pressure results in pain, tingling and numbness in the little and ring fingers
A painful condition that affects the tendons as they pass through a tight tunnel on the thumb side of the wrist
Diabetes is categorised into two types: Type 1 and Type 2, as detailed below. Type 2 diabetes is far more common than type 1.