Chicken pox
Most people get chickenpox when they're children. The symptoms include an itchy rash which can be uncomfortable you may also feel ill and have a raised temperature. Chickenpox is very easy to catch if you have not had it before. It is not usually dangerous however for adults and young babies, or anyone who has another medical problem or pregnant, chickenpox can be more serious. There is a vaccine in place to stop you getting chickenpox, also there is a drug for individuals with HIV and children with cancer to prevent chickenpox this is called aciclovir. Finally there is an injection for children to help prevent them getting chickenpox as it fights of the virus with its antibodies.
Choking occurs when an object gets lodged between the windpipe and throat, which restricts the flow of air to the lungs. Symptoms include noisy or difficulty breathing, inability to talk also skin going blue and loss of consciousness. Treatment involves the Heimlich Manoeuvre.
Chlamydia is an infection that you can get when you have unprotected sex. If you have Chlamydia, you probably won't feel ill and may not know you've got it. That's why it's often called the 'silent disease'. Therefore it is important to get regular tests if you are sexually active. There are treatments in store on testing Chlamydia and treatments in place. However if this goes un noticed this may cause infertility.
Common Cold
A common cold is an infection of your nose and upper airways. It's usually caused by a virus. Lots of different viruses can cause a cold. The first symptom of a cold is a dry, scratchy sore throat. You may find yourself sneezing, having a runny or blocked nose, a cough or headache and feeling generally ill. Treatment can be hard for a cold however there are a few options that you can try. These include cold medicines and treatments, decongestants and antihistamines, nasal sprays, cough syrup, please ask in store for more details and advice on each of these.
Cold sores
Cold Sores are a painful infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). They may show up anywhere on your body but are most likely to appear on your gums, the outside of your mouth and lips, your nose, cheeks or fingers. Blisters form, then break and ooze; a yellow crust develops and eventually sloughs off, revealing  new skin underneath. The sores usually last 7 to 10 days and are contagious until they crust over completely. Treatment involves creams which are available at McKeevers Chemists.
Conjunctivitis is an infection of your conjunctiva. Symptoms include your eyes looking red and feeling irritated also they feel watery and uncomfortable, there may also be puss coming from your eyes. The cause of conjunctivitis can be from dust, sand and pollen also viruses and allergies can also cause conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis can be treated with antibiotic eye drops or ointment.

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