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30 Nov 2016

Sore throat- do I need antibiotics?
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In most cases sore throats are caused by viral infections which unfortunately do not respond to antibiotics. Only 10% of sore throats are caused by Strep (which is a bacteria that responds well to antibiotic treatment). It is often difficult to tell the difference between Strep and viral infections as even some viral infections get […]

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30 Nov 2016

All about Travel Vaccines
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Why bother with Travel Vaccinations? I get asked this frequently. ‘Why do I need travel vaccinations- I am only going away for a week?’ The length of travel really has nothing to do with whether or not you need vaccinations. It only takes one insect bite or some poor hygiene in a restaurant to make […]

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24 Nov 2016

How often should you have a smear?
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Q: How often should you have a smear? Can you have a smear when pregnant? When in your cycle should you have smear? A: First of all, I just want to make sure you know what a smear is as I’ve had quite a few patients who were unsure what a smear actually does. A […]

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