Impetigo

This highly infectious skin disease which mainly affects children is usually caused by an invasion of the streptococcus or staphylococcus bacteria. Inflamed patches or spots appear, usually on the face, …

Lice (Pediculosis)

Lice are small blood-sucking insects which cause the scalp to become itchy and uncomfortable; they are a common and recurrent problem among schoolchildren. Most establishments suffer from outbreaks from time …

Stress

‘Stress’ is not an illness as such but a ‘multi-dimensional syndrome’ which can cause a wide range of physical ailments and psychological problems ranging from high blood-pressure, headaches or digestive …

Menopause

Known as the ‘change of life’, this is the time when menstruation ceases. It is frequently characterized by emotional and physical symptoms of ill-health such as headaches, hot flushes, depression, …

Laryngitis

Laryngitis is characterized by a sore throat, hoarseness or a temporary loss of voice brought on by an infection such as bronchitis or flu, or due to overstraining the vocal …

Jetlag

The symptoms of jetlag after a long flight are well recognized: sleep disturbances, disorientation, nervous fatigue and dehydration. Due to its regulating effect on the systems of the body, lavender …