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Psoriasis Psoriasis is a skin condition whereby areas are covered in pink or red coloured patches with white scales. What to look for deep pink, raised patches of skin with white scales appearing anywhere on the body except the face. pitting and thickening of the fingernails and toenails. The skin...

Prostate Problems These include problems occurring in the prostate such as cancer, prostatitis or enlargement of the prostate. What to look for For an enlarged prostate: difficulties in urination (including a weak or intermittent stream, getting up frequently at night, straining, dribbling, or inability to empty the bladder).   For acute...

Premenstrual Syndrome Refers to a range of symptoms occurring in the lead up to their menstrual period. What to look for One or more of these symptoms may appear about a week before your period: food cravings. bloating and fluid retention. breast swelling and pain. acne. weight gain. headaches, backaches. urinary disorders. moodiness, anxiety, crying. insomnia. drowsiness and...

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Can be described as a person's reaction to a traumatic event. What to look for Someone who has experienced severe trauma ( eg: war, combat, natural disaster, physical or sexual abuse or witnessed violence, such as murder or physical abuse), may display one or...

Postnasal Drip This is excess mucus that has lodged itself in the throat instead of disappearing through the nasal passages and out the nose. What to look for a flow of mucus that runs down the back of your throat, different consistencies and often associated with a sore...

Pneumonia This is the inflammation of the substance of the lungs. What to look for cough - either with phlegm or without it. fever (with pain on coughing or taking a deep breath occasionally) Loss of appetite and weight In children, laboured and rapid breathing, sudden onset of fever, cough, wheezing,...

Pleurisy Describes the inflammation of the pleura (the membrane of the lungs). What to look for Pleurisy: pain in the chest Pleural Effusion: shortness of breath. a dry cough. You will find it very difficult and painful to breathe if you have this condition and if you do not have it treated immediately,...

Plantar Warts These are Warts on the soles of the feet. What to look for bumpy growths on the soles of the feet shaped like a pyramid with the point on the surface or above it. pinpoint bleeding from warts when they are scratched. pain in the soles of the...

Pinched Nerve What to look for tenderness, tingling, or numbness in one part of your body, often a limb. pins and needles, burning, or tearing pain where a nerve is being irritated Most of us have experienced the numbness of a limb when we realise we have been lying...

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