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Some Random Medical Conditions
A squint, also called strabismus,is where the eyes point in different directions. It's particularly common in young children, but can occur at any age.
A cough is a reflex action to clear your airways of mucus and irritants such as dust or smoke.It's rarely a sign of anything serious.
Leukoplakia is a white patch that develops in the mouth.
Hydrocephalus is a build-up of fluid on the brain. The excess fluid puts pressure on the brain, which can damage it.
A hamstring injury is a strain or tear to the tendons or large muscles at the back of the thigh.
Brugada syndrome is an uncommon, but serious, heart condition. It can result in abnormally rapid heart rhythms called arrhythmias, which can cause palpitations or fainting and can be fatal.
Auditory processing disorder (APD) is a hearing or listening problem caused by the brain not processing sounds in the normal way.
Jet lag refers to a range of symptoms experienced while adapting to a different light-dark schedule following a flight to a new time zone.
Fabricated or induced illness (FII) is a rare form of child abuse. It occurs when a parent or carer, usually the child's biological mother, exaggerates or deliberately causes symptoms of illness in the child.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection spread through inhaling tiny droplets from the coughs or sneezes of an infected person. It mainly affects the lungs, but it can affect any part of the body, including the tummy (abdomen) glands, bones and nervous system.
Septic shock is a life-threatening condition that happens when your blood pressure drops to a dangerously low level after an infection.
Enhanced recovery is a modern evidence-based approach that helps people recover more quickly after having major surgery.
Ibuprofen is a painkiller available over the counter without a prescription.
A brain abscess is a pus-filled swelling in the brain. It usually occurs whenbacteria or fungi enter the brain tissue after an infection or severe head injury.
A broken leg (leg fracture) will be severely painful and may beswollen or bruised. You usually won't be able to walk on it.
A lazy eye (amblyopia) is a childhood condition where the vision in one eye doesn't develop properly. This usually means that the child can see less clearly out of the affected eye and relies more on the "good" eye.
A food allergy is when the body's immune system reacts unusually to specific foods. Although allergic reactions are often mild, they can be very serious.