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First aid

Every year in the UK, thousands of people die or are seriously injured in incidents. Many deaths could be prevented if first aid is givenbefore emergency services arrive.

Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a condition that leads to pain and stiffness of the shoulder. It's also known as adhesive capsulitis or shoulder contracture.

Fractured ankle

A broken or fracturedankle is arelatively common injury, often caused by twisting the ankle, a Falls , or a sporting accident.

Friedrich's ataxia

Ataxia isa term for a group ofdisorders that affect co-ordination, balance and speech.

Facial paralysis

Bell's palsy is a condition that causes temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles in one side of the face. It is the most common cause of facial paralysis.

Fractured collarbone

A broken collarbone, or fractured clavicle, is a common injury. Itusuallyhappens after a fall or a blow to the shoulder.

Finger injury

A broken or fractured finger is a common injury that usually takes a few weeks, or sometimes months, to heal.

Fractured nose

A broken nose is a common injury, usually caused by a blow to the face. Most broken noses heal naturally in two to three weeks and they can often be managed at home.

Food poisoning

Food poisoning is an illness caused by eating contaminated food. It's not usually serious and most people get better within a few days without treatment.

Female genital mutilation (female circumcision)

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a procedure where the female genitals are deliberately cut, injured or changed, but where there's no medical reason for this to be done.

Fluoride

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in water in varying amounts, depending on where in the UK you live.

False teeth (dentures)

Dentures are removablefalse teeth made of acrylic (plastic), nylon or metal. Theyfitsnugly over the gums to replacemissing teeth and eliminate potential problems caused by gaps.

Falls

Anyone can havea fall, but older people are more vulnerable and likely to fall, especially if theyhave a long-term health condition.

Febrile seizures

Febrile seizures(febrile convulsions)are fits thatcan happen when a child has a fever. They most often happen between the ages of six months and three years.

Fever, childhood

A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children a temperature of over 37.5C (99.5 F) is a fever.

Fibroids

Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in or around the womb (uterus).

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body.

Flat feet

Having flat feet, or 'fallen arches', means that your feet have low or no arches and press almost completely flat against theground .

Floaters

Floaters are small shapes that some people see floating in their field of vision.

Foetal alcohol syndrome

If a woman drinks alcoholduring pregnancy, she risks damaging her baby. Sometimes this can result inmental and physical problems in the baby, called foetal alcohol syndrome.

Food allergy

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.

Food colours and hyperactivity

If your child shows signs of hyperactivity or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), eliminating some colours from their diet might have beneficial effects on their behaviour.

Food intolerance

Afood intolerance is difficulty digesting certain foods and having an unpleasant physical reaction to them .

Foot drop

Foot drop is a muscular weakness or paralysis that makes itdifficult to lift the front part of your foot and toes.

Foot pain

Foot pain is a common problem with a wide range of possible causes.

Frontotemporal dementia

Frontotemporal dementia is an uncommon type of dementia estimated to affect around 16,000 people in the UK.

Frostbite

Frostbite is damage to skin and tissue caused by exposure to freezing temperatures typically any temperature below minus 0.55C (31F).