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(SAD) Seasonal Affective Disorder
SAD is a disorder where your mood is affected by the season. The symptoms include; needing more sleep, weight gain, carbohydrate craving, irritable, low concentration levels, relationship problems, depression levels higher in autumn/ winter seasons. There is treatment for this disorder which includes antidepressants and also increased exposure natural light or light therapy in later months.
Shingles
Shingles is a viral infection caused by the chickenpox virus, symptoms include pain and a rash on one side of the body. It usually affects older adults with weak immune systems. Other symptoms include pain and bruised feeling, itchy, tingly skin and fluid blisters. To treat shingles anticonvulsants an pain relief are used.
Snoring
Snoring is caused by vibration of the soft palate as the lungs strain to inhale oxygen through obstructed airways. To treat snoring there are many products in store to help.
Sore Throat
Sore Throats are caused by an infection either bacteria or a virus. Sore throats are very common and often part of another illness, such as a cold. The symptoms of a sore throat are painful, itchy, or scratchy throat, especially when you swallow also redness in your throat, a temperature and headache and also white patches on your tonsils. There are a few remedies to try such as warm honey and lemon, if this doesn’t work use pain relief or antibiotics, there is no need to go to your doctor, come to our minor aliments clinic.
Stye
A stye is a spot or abscess that forms in either the upper or lower eyelid, it is an infection caused by bacteria that normally live peacefully on the eyelid skin surface. Some of these germs get trapped along with dead skin cells inside crypts along the eyelid margin. Styes are usually superficial and plainly visible. Occasionally they can reside deeper within the eyelid.
Sciatica
This occurs when pressure is put on the sciatica nerve, the symptoms of this vary however you may feel tingling or burning sensation, a lot of the time the individual cannot move with the pain. This pain occurs mostly at one side, there may be numbness and may start walking slower. Treatment is not always required, however please ask our pharmacist for advice.

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