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Jaundice Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin and eyes - it is not a disease but a symptom of a disorder. What to look for a yellowish or greenish tinge to the skin. yellowing of the whites of the eyes dark-coloured urine. in some cases, generalised itching. Jaundice, a yellowing of...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome A Condition which causes ABDOMINAL_PAIN and disturbs bowel action. What to look for constipation or diarrhoea shortly after meals, usually accompanied by cramps or bloating and gas. abnormal bowel movements. Your digestive system seems totally out of control. Either you can't stay out of the bathroom, or...

Insomnia Difficulty in getting to sleep, interrupted sleep, or waking up too early. What to look for inability to fall asleep. waking up throughout the night. waking up too early. Insomnia is a rather common complaint and can be a short term problem where there is a temporary disturbance of one's...

Insect Bites & Stings Bites and stings can be either poisonous or non-poisonous. The most dangerous Australian animals and insects are the taipan, tiger snake, death adder, the funnel-web and red-back spiders , the blue-ringed octopus, cone shells, stonefish, bullrout, box jellyfish and sting-rays. The bites of...

Ingrown Nails A condition whereby the nail grows into the skin of the toe instead of over it. What to look for pain, swelling, and redness around a toenail, usually the big toe. Ingrown nails usually affect the toenails and can be very painful. People who have curved or thick...

Infections What to look for Fever, chills, sweating, headaches, muscle aches, and fatigue are symptoms common to many infections, however there are symptoms specific to different types of infections. Viruses and bacteria are constantly battling with our bodies and trying to invade. Once on or inside the body,...

Indigestion Indigestion is a type of pain and sick feeling after eating food. What to look for heartburn. gas or burping. abdominal pressure and flatulence. mild nausea. vomiting. We should not normally notice the digestion process. Indigestion is a term that covers a large variety of assorted stomach problems but mostly it means...

Impotence This is the inability in men to be able to have sexual intercourse. What to look for The most obvious symptom is the failure to have an erection. However there are some other factors to consider - if your impotence appears only occasionally it is not usually a...

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