Our ears are one of the most important parts of our body, not only allowing us to hear, but they also play a role in maintaining our balance, which is vital in our ability to function in daily life. Ear problems may be in the ear canal (external ), such as infections, blockages, or perforations of the eardrum ; or internal, such as inner ear infections of the middle or inner ear areas. Sometimes the symptoms are similar, so it is sensible to seek medical care or advice if there is pain or a loss of hearing.
Dermatitis means skin inflammation and generally involves a red, itchy skin rash. There are several different types of dermatitis, with different causes. ’Dermatitis’ is often also called ‘eczema’, but sometimes ‘eczema’ means a special type of dermatitis called ‘atopic dermatitis’.
There are many different types of eye conditions that can affect people. Some can be easily fixed with OTC medicines and do not cause any permanent damage; however others are more serious and may require urgent medical attention. This information leaflet will discuss the most common types of eye conditions that present in our LiveLife pharmacies and what treatments we have available for you.