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A woman in her late 50s holds her stomach in pain due to a stomach ulcer
Stomach Ulcer

How long do stomach ulcers last?

Stomach ulcers, also called peptic ulcers, are like open sores in your stomach lining. They can cause pain, bloating, nausea, and other discomforts. While they can affect anyone, they’re more common in adults, especially those over 60.

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A man holds his tummy in pain due to appendicitis, the area is highlighted red to show where the appendix pain is
Appendicitis

Where is appendix pain?

Appendicitis occurs when the appendix, a small pouch located in the lower right abdomen, becomes inflamed. It’s quite common, especially among people aged 10 to 30, but it can affect anyone.

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How much is a private prescription?

A private prescription is a medication you pay for in full, prescribed during a private medical consultation. Unlike NHS prescriptions, which are subsidised by the government, private prescriptions are not.

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Bedbugs

What kills bed bugs instantly?

Bedbugs are small insects that feed on blood, and often live on bedding, furniture, or even cracks in walls. They reproduce rapidly, with females laying hundreds of eggs, and their bites can cause itching and discomfort.

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What are the 3 early warning signs of kidney disease?

Kidney disease covers a range of conditions that mess with how your kidneys work. Things like diabetes, high blood pressure, or even certain medications can cause it. It progresses through stages, from mild to severe, and can lead to kidney failure if not caught early.

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A man pinches his forehead in pain caused by a migraine
Migraine

How to get rid of migraine?

Migraines aren’t your typical headache. They’re complex neurological conditions that can seriously disrupt your life. Unlike regular headaches, migraines bring on intense throbbing pain, along with nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.

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A close-up photo of a woman covering an eye with her hand, ther visible eye has a stye on the upper eyelid which is very swollen and red.
Stye

How to get rid of a stye overnight?

A stye is a small, painful bump that forms on your eyelid, often near the base of an eyelash or within an oil gland. It’s caused by a bacterial infection, usually from bacteria commonly found on the skin or in the nose.

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A photo of a white and green prescription bag containing a "prescription only" medication.
Health

What is a repeat prescription?

A repeat prescription is a handy service that lets you refill your ongoing medications without visiting your doctor every time. You will usually be given a repeat prescription if you require your medication for a long period of time.

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A man collects his prescription from a smiling pharmacist behind the counter
Health

How much is a prescription?

Knowing how much your prescription costs (if you need to pay for your medication) can help you plan your budget, especially if treating a long-term illness that requires an ongoing prescription.

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