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Information about you Vestibular schwannoma

Vestibular schwannoma

Information about you If you have an acoustic neuroma, your clinical team will pass information about you on to the National Congenital Anomaly and Rare Diseases Registration Service (NCARDRS). This helps scientists look for better ways to prevent and treat this condition. You can opt out of the register at any time. Find out more about the

Who is affected Solar keratoses

Solar keratoses

Actinic keratoses are most commonly seenin fair-skinned people, especially those with blue eyes, red hair, freckles and a tendency to burn easily in the sun.Men are affected more often than women. People who have lived or worked abroad in a sunny place, or who have worked outdoors or enjoy outdoor hobbies, are most at risk. It may take many

Symptoms Abscess


The symptoms of an abscess depend on where it develops in your body. Skin abscesses Signs of a skin abscess can include: a smooth swelling under your skin that can feel hard or firm pain and tenderness in the affected area warmth and redness in the affected area a visible build-up of white or yellow pus under the skin in the affected area a

Treatment Abscess


Abscesses can be treated in a number of different ways, depending on the type of abscess and how large it is. The main treatment options include: Penicillin a drainage procedure surgery Skin abscesses Some small skin abscesses may drain naturally and get better without the need for treatment. Applying heat in the form of a warm compress, such

Introduction Acanthosis nigricans

Acanthosis nigricans

Acanthosis nigricans is the medical term for darkened, thickened patches of skin that usually develop in the armpit and around the groin and neck. It's not a condition in itself, but can be a sign of an underlying health problem. These underlying conditions aren't usually serious, although occasionally acanthosis nigricans can besign of

Signs and Symptoms Acanthosis nigricans

Acanthosis nigricans

Signs and symptoms of acanthosis nigricans Dark, velvety patches If you have a canthosis nigricans, you'll have thickened, brownish-grey or black patches of skin. The patches will be dry and rough, feeling similar to velvet. They may also be itchy. These patches may occur anywhere, butare usually seen around the neck, in the armpit, around the

Introduction First aid

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. What to do If someone is injured you should: first check that you and the casualty aren't in any danger, and, if possible, make the situation safe if necessary, dial 999 or 112

What to do after an incident? First aid

First aid

If someone is injured in an incident, first check that you and the casualty aren't in any danger. If you are, make the situation safe. When it's safe to do so, assess the casualty and,if necessary, dial 999 or 112 for an ambulance. You can then carry out basic first aid. Assessing a casualty The three priorities when dealing with a casualty are

Causes of frozen shoulder Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder occurs when the sleeve that surrounds the shoulder joint, known as the capsule, becomes swollen and thickened. It's unclear why this happens. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint. The end of your upper arm bone (humerus) sits in contact with the socket of your shoulder blade (scapula). The shoulder capsule is fully stretched

What causes Hirschsprung's disease? Aganglionosis


The muscles of the bowel are controlled by nerve cells called ganglion cells. In Hirschsprung's disease, these ganglion cells are missing from a section at the end of bowel, extending up from the anus, the opening in the bottom thatpoo passes through. For some reason, the cells didn't develop in that area when the baby was growing in the womb.