A drug allergy is an allergic reaction to medication that occurs when the immune system is incorrectly activated by a drug. Vaccine allergy is very rare. It is usually caused by allergy to an excipient in the vaccine, rather than the active ingredient.
A perforation is a hole in the ear drum. Having a hole in the eardrum means the ear is susceptible to ear infections, and the hearing is often reduced.
Ear pain can be straightforward to deal with, or a sign of a serious problem. Pain in the ear can be caused by problems in the ear, jaw joint, neck, and even the throat. Find out more here.
The term ‘eczema’ can be used interchangeably with the term ‘dermatitis’. However both terms just describe a pattern of inflammation in the skin.
High blood pressure (hypertension) is a very common condition and is often linked to endocrine conditions.
Tumours may be found in any endocrine gland but most commonly these are found in the thyroid, adrenal and pituitary.
Endometriosis is a relatively common condition that may be associated with pelvic pain and difficulty conceiving.
Excess shedding is often referred to as telogen effluvium and can be a result of general health issues and stress.
Hyperhidrosis is sweating when your body does not need to cool down. It usually affects body sites with the most sweat glands, such as the armpits, palms, soles and head and neck area.
A small percentage of people stung by an insect can develop a systemic and immediate IgE-mediated reaction which may result in life-threatening anaphylaxis with breathlessness, wheeze, generalised skin rash/swelling, collapse or even death.
People’s experience of dizziness varies widely from a general feeling of lightheadedness, faintness or weakness to a more specific sensation of vertigo involving prolonged spinning, which is sometimes referred to as hallucination of movement.
Dysphonia usually occurs because of either a change in the shape of the surface of the vocal folds or in the way the vocal folds move. Both situations may lead to incomplete closure of the vocal folds when they come together causing irregular vibrations and thus irregular voice. Find out more here.