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What does period pain feel like

What does period pain feel like

Not all women experience pain when they menstruate – have their periods. Some pain or discomfort when you have your period is not uncommon.   What is a period? Women have periods roughly once a month as part of the menstrual cycle and this is when they bleed from...

Headaches in babies and small children

Headaches in babies and small children

We talk in general terms about headaches, what they are, and how to deal with them here, but headaches in small babies and small children deserve special attention. In this article, we will look at the symptoms and causes of headaches in children before the hormonal...

Can you take paracetamol during pregnancy?

Can you take paracetamol during pregnancy?

Pregnancy, for most women, is a very happy time. It does, however, come with a number of worries. One of these is about being sure that any medication you take will neither harm the baby nor cause you to miscarry. In reality, pregnancy does come with the odd ache and...

Painful Menstrual Periods

Painful Menstrual Periods

Women have been menstruating – having periods – for as long as history. In many cultures, a girl’s first period is an important rite of passage and marks her transition to womanhood. For centuries, what girls and women knew about menstruation and their own...

What Causes a Toothache?

What Causes a Toothache?

Whether it’s sharp and sudden or dull and constant, tooth pain is difficult to ignore. This kind of pain in the teeth or surrounding areas, like the gums or jaw, is often caused by some kind of dental disease or ailment. These are commonly the result of poor or...

What is Period Pain?

What is Period Pain?

Over half of women who menstruate experience period pain for around one to three days each month. While many will also experience headaches and other discomforts during this time, the term “period pain” is specifically used in relation to the aches caused by menstrual...

Types of Migraine Headaches

Types of Migraine Headaches

There are several types of migraines, and many of them share some of the same symptoms which can vary in intensity and typically include nausea, vomiting and dizziness, as well as sensitivity to touch, smells, and light. Some unfortunate people will experience...

What is Backache?

What is Backache?

Most people will experience a form of backache at some point during their lives. This type of pain can be uniquely complex and difficult to diagnose and treat. This is because there are many different reasons for discomfort and a wide range of treatments that may or...

What Are the Signs of a Fever?

What Are the Signs of a Fever?

A fever is a temporary increase in your body temperature, often due to an illness. Having a fever is a sign that something out of the ordinary is going on in your body. This is because your body’s normal average temperature is around 37°C. However, the exact...

Tension Headaches

Tension Headaches

Did you know that tension-type headache is the most prevalent neurological disorder worldwide with over 2 billion suffering from this headache.1 Unfortunately, even though these types of headaches are common, frequent tension headaches can have a very negative effect...

Period Pain But No Period

Period Pain But No Period

Many women consider cramping and pelvic pain to be signs that their period is on the way and will reach for trusted over-the-counter painkillers like Cipladon effervescent paracetamol. However, these symptoms, which are commonly considered to be period pains, can also...

Alcohol and Paracetamol

Alcohol and Paracetamol

Paracetamol is a widely-used over-the-counter medicine that’s effective for the treatment of fever and mild to moderate pain. Given its ubiquity, it’s common for it to be thought of as unreservedly safe. However, as with any medicine, paracetamol needs to be used as...

Pain Relief for Joints

Pain Relief for Joints

Joint pain is often associated with ageing and around one-third of adults experience some degree of pain in their joints every month. And while knee, shoulder, and hip pain are the most common sources of complaints, this kind of pain can affect any joint in the body...

Stages of a Migraine

Stages of a Migraine

Migraines are more than just strong headaches. While the underlying causes of migraines are somewhat nebulous, it is commonly thought to be a debilitating neurological condition that can be passed on genetically. While this is a common phenomenon, migraines are a...

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