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Back pain
This comes in many forms, lower back pain, middle back pain, or upper back pain to low back pain with sciatica. Common back pain causes include nerve and muscular problems, degenerative disc disease, and arthritis. Treatment to relieve back pain effectively includes pain medication or pain killers.
Bedwetting
Bedwetting is very common in the UK 500,000 children are affected by this and three times more likely to be boys. This occurs at night, there are many reasons, genetics, anxiety, a urine infection, also due to a slow developing bladder muscle. If your child is under the age of 6 try not to worry as this is common, use protective mattress covers, also encourage your child to go to the toilet before bed and make sure the toilet is easy accessed during the night.
Bell’s palsy
Bell's palsy is a type of paralysis of the muscles in the face, thought to be due to inflammation of the seventh cranial nerve. It seems to occur more frequently in individuals recovering from viral infections and people with diabetes. Bell's palsy affects only one side of the face at a time, and only rarely recurs in the same individual. Bell's palsy tends to come on very suddenly, some people notice pain behind their ear a day or two before they notice any weakness. Most people start to recover within a couple of weeks and are completely recovered within three months. It is assumed that some process causes swelling of the facial nerve, this interferes with the nerve's functioning.
Blisters
Most blisters are due to irritation or other damage to the skin from an external source, such as a shoe, although some can result from an internal disease. A single blister is usually the result of friction or a minor burn, typically on the hands or feet. There are many different medicines, creams, and therapies for skin problems. From over-the-counter creams to prescription medicines, ask in store for help.
Bronchitis
Bronchitis means the lining of the airways in your lungs gets inflamed. The symptoms you will have will be coughing. Almost all cases of bronchitis are caused by having been infected with a virus. Treatment can be explained and advice given within our stores.
Burns
Burns are mainly caused by spilt hot drinks, however some can be more severe. Burns can sometimes be treated with first aid, however others may need medical attention. There are three different types of burns 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree burns. Treatment of a minor burn is to cool it immediately under running water for 20 minutes. Mild burns cool better in the fresh air, however infection could set in so better to consult with a pharmacist on treatment on antibacterial ointments and bandages, also pain killers are an effective form of treatment, with severe burns you should get medical attention straight away, however cover the burn with a plastic bag or cling film on the journey to the hospital.
Bites/ stings
Bites are when a small creature makes a hole in your skin, to get blood. Bites from an insect do not usually need any treatment however to stop this happening, in store we stock insect repellent which can be used before going into surroundings were you may be bitten. Stings can be very irritating and should be removed as fast as possible, however do not grab or use tweezers to get the sting, pinch or scrape it off. Then an antiseptic spray can be used, ask our pharmacist in store for advice

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