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Black Eyes Black eyes are bruising and swelling around the eye and the eyelid What to look for bruising and swelling of the eyelid and the area around the eye. The bruising may last up to 10 days and changes colour from purple/blue to yellow within that time. Usually...

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...

Bee Stings A bite from a bee which in certain individuals can provoke an allergic reaction. What to look for In most cases, a bee or wasp sting causes only minor symptoms such as: pain swelling and inflammation redness itching or burning. Swelling can be considerably worse with people who are allergic to...

Bedwetting Usually occurring in children under the age of 6 years who are having difficulties controlling their bladders at night. What to look for It is not abnormal for young children to wet the bed at night - even when they have learnt to use the toilet during...

Bed Sores These are reddened painful skin caused by the loss of blood supply to the skin due to continuous pressure on the affected parts. What to look for a painful and swollen red patch of skin, on any part of the skin which is pressed against something...

Bad Breath Bad breath could be described as an unpleasant odour coming from the mouth region. What to look for a stale, unpleasant odour coming from the mouth. a foul, putrid odour coming through the mouth from the stomach or other internal organs. Bad breath affects most people at some...

Common Pregnancy and Baby Problems Eczema Eczema can quite often occur in babies up to about 4 months of age. It is usually milder than the type that occurs in adults. Your baby's cheeks become rough and scaly and this can also occur in your child's eyebrows...

Attention Deficit Syndrome Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a difficulty in paying attention is the problem which defines this disorder and it is among the most common developmental problems of childhood. What to look for (Bear in mind that attention deficit disorder (ADD) is often misdiagnosed because so...

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