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A man's torso with a severe shingles rash down one side

How long does shingles last?

If you or a loved one are currently dealing with shingles, it’s understandable to want to know how long the condition tends to last. But it’s important to note that various factors can influence its duration.

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Hay Fever

What is hay fever?

Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is a common condition that causes sneezing, runny nose and itchy eyes.

It affects roughly 20% of people in the UK, and its symptoms vary in severity from person to person.

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Cystitis in women

How to get rid of cystitis fast?

About half of all women will experience cystitis at least once in their lifetime. The symptoms—like the frequent and urgent need to pee, pain while peeing, and pelvic discomfort—can be distressing.

However, with treatment, cystitis is usually harmless and tends to go away within a few days.

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A young man is holding his throat in pain after a cough, he is holding a glass of water.

How to get rid of a cough in 5 minutes?

When you cough, your body is clearing your throat and airways of irritants and mucus. It’s a reflex to protect your respiratory system from infections, allergies, and pollutants. Coughs are common, with most adults having between 2 and 5 coughs a year.

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A man holds his bum through his jeans in pain due to haemorrhoids, the affected area is highlighted red

What are piles?

Piles, also known as haemorrhoids, are a common condition where the veins around the rectum and anus become swollen and inflamed.

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A close up of a man's hands affected by eczema, he is picking at the affected skin.

What is eczema?

Eczema, also known as dermatitis, is a non-contagious chronic skin condition that affects roughly 10% of adults in the UK.

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