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What is Oral Thrush?

If you’ve got white patches on your tongue and your mouth is feeling sore and red, then you could be dealing with a charming fungal infection called oral thrush.

Oral thrush is a pretty common infection that can affect men, women, and children, so if you’re worried that a member of your family could be suffering with this one, then you’ve come to the right place!

Let’s have a look at what makes oral thrush the thoroughly lovely infection it is.

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What is Threadworm and How Can I Treat It?

Threadworm is a common infection that can affect children and adults, causing uncomfortable itching and worms in places you’d rather not have them.

If you’re worried about your child picking up threadworm, or whether you might have it yourself, then you’ve come to the right place.

Today we’re going to look into all things threadworm and answer your most asked questions about these annoying little worms.

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What is Scabies and What Are Its Symptoms?

If you notice little silver burrows or red patches on your skin, then you could be dealing with something a little creepier than your average rash.

Scabies is a common and easily treatable condition that can happen to anyone, so let’s take a look at it in detail and see if these little mites are keeping you up at night.

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Everything You Need to Know About Hair Loss in Men

Noticed a few more hairs than usual swirling around your shower drain when you get ready in the morning?

Worried that your hairline is creeping back little by little

You could be dealing with hair loss or alopecia. So, what do you do if you want to keep your precious hair on your head where it belongs?

Let’s have a look at what alopecia is, what causes hair loss, and what you can do about it!

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Things That You Should Keep to Yourself
Many say that it is good to share, but there are times when sharing should not be something that you are contemplating. We're not talking about posting something on Facebook that could cause a family civil war, we are talking about sharing items that you may use daily.Read More
Your FAQs About Athlete’s Foot Answered

If your foot is feeling a bit itchy, or dry, or smelling a bit funky then you might have picked up a nasty case of athlete’s foot. 

If you think your itchy foot could be a sign of athlete’s foot then keep reading, we’ll clear up some facts so you can focus on clearing up that infection!

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Everything You Need to Know About Codeine

You might have heard of codeine, maybe you’ve been prescribed it for pain or as a cough medicine, but what is it really?

Today we’re going to take a good look at codeine and answer all of the questions you’ve been asking about this medication and what it can do.

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NHS Zone

Visit our NHS zone to find official guides, advice and information from our National Health Service.

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What Should Vegans Look For In Their Medication?

Deciding to become vegan is a big choice, which is why many people research everything they need to know about all things veganism before they take the plunge.

One of the things you may consider if you’re a vegan or vegan-to-be is your medication, and whether or not you can take your usual remedies when you’re following a vegan diet.

Well, today we’re going to shed a little light on the situation, so you can make the best choices for you and your body.

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Your Interdental Toothbrush FAQs

Ever seen those tiny little toothbrushes and wondered what on earth they’re for? Well those are interdental toothbrushes and you shouldn’t underestimate them!

These tiny toothbrushes are perfect for cleaning all of the little nooks and crannies that regular sized toothbrushes just can’t reach.

Let’s take a look at them in detail as we answer all of your questions about interdental brushes and what they do best.

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Antidepressant Prescription Statistics UK – This Antidepressant Survey Reveals the Latest Statistics You Need to Know

Read on for comprehensive research regarding UK antidepressant statistics 2018 undertaken by Chemist 4 U - exploring both the prescription and usage of medication for the treatment of mental health conditions.

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How to Cure A Hangover

Last night may have been amazing (well, what you can remember of it) but this morning is anything but!

You’re suffering with the hangover of the century and you need a way to make yourself feel better before you have to get up and face the world.

That’s why we’re going to spend some time looking at why you’ve got this hangover and what you can do to make those pesky symptoms go away.

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Dental Statistics - The Latest UK Data On Oral Health

Health specialists Chemist 4 U take a look at the latest UK dental statistics from their 2018 study to explore our current oral hygiene habits, revealing some fascinating and sometimes surprising facts about our relationship with our teeth and gums.

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Understanding Balanitis - Symptoms and Treatment

We’re going to be talking about a condition called balanitis, and why it might be causing that funky smell that’s lingering in your trousers.

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Ask-a-Pharmacist

When it comes to buying medication online it can be quite difficult. This is because of the fact that you need to make sure that the treatment is right for you and if you are not sure, there is often no one there that you can ask for advice. That has now changed.

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Everything You Need to Know About Thrush in Men

If things are feeling a little itchy in your private area, then it might be a something a little more serious than just the everyday need to scratch.

You could be suffering with male thrush, which can leave you feeling itchy, uncomfortable, and more than a little irritated.

Don’t let thrush get you down, we’ve written this guide to tell you all you need to know about male thrush and how you can get rid of it.

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What Are the Best Tablets for Short Term Sleep Problems?

If you’ve ever lay in bed, staring at the ceiling, wondering why you can’t just fall asleep, and stressing over how many hours of potential sleep you have left until your alarm clock goes off, then you’ve probably considered taking sleeping tablets.

This is why we’re going to take a look at the different kinds of sleeping pills, which one could be the best for you, and why getting to sleep is not just as simple as taking a pill before bedtime.

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Can’t Sleep? Our Guide to Dealing with Insomnia

Lying awake at night staring at the ceiling, tossing and turning, and counting more sheep than you ever thought you’d see in your life? You’re not alone.

Lots of people are up all night struggling with insomnia, so today we’re going to take a look at what insomnia is and why so many of us can’t seem to get those 8 hours of sleep we really need.

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How much sleep are you really getting?
Our studies show that just 24% of people get the NHS recommended 7-8 hours sleep a night. With a range of factors keeping us up such as stress, partners, noise and caffeine - It’s time to switch up our sleeping habits, as not getting enough Z’s every night can alter our bodies’ much-needed nightly reboot and affect our brain’s capability to problem-solve. We surveyed 2,000 UK-based respondents on questions relating to their sleeping habits.Read More
Best Treatments for Headaches and Migraines

Getting a headache or a migraine is one of the most uncomfortable feelings you can have, and potentially one of the most painful as well. There is a wide range of treatments out there that say that they help clear headaches and migraines but which ones are the most suitable?

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Can I Take Two Painkillers at Once?

Sometimes when you take painkillers you find that although they make your headache, backache, or whatever your aches and pains you’re trying to treat a bit better, they don’t quite do the job.

This is when you might consider picking up another painkiller to try to kick that pain to the curb. But how do you know if this is safe? Can you take more than one painkiller at once?

If you’ve ever looked into your medicine cabinet and asked yourself one of these questions then you’ve come to the right place.

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How Are Fridge Medicines Delivered?

When it comes to ordering medication online, one of the most important aspects is of the course the delivery. Medication can be very sensitive and the last thing you need is for it to be damaged in transit, which causes problems for the person who needs and the seller as well. 

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The Great British STI Taboo

If you've ever lied about the number of sexual partners you've had, you're not alone.

Because a new survey by online pharmacy Chemist 4 U has lifted the covers on the UK's most intimate bedroom secrets.

Chemist 4 U polled 1,000 British adults about their attitudes towards love and intimacy, as well as our tricky relationships with sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

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How to Stay Safe When You Buy Medicines Online

Buying medicines online is easier than ever, with reputable pharmacists (like ourselves!) choosing to open online stores for the convenience of people all over the country.

It’s easy, it’s convenient, but is it safe? How do you know that the online pharmacy you’re ordering from is legal, regulated, and perfectly safe to order from?

Today we’re going to show you what you should look for on an online pharmacy website, like Chemist 4 U, so you can be sure that you’re in good, safe hands.

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Do You Have a Headache or a Migraine?

Headaches and migraines are a real pain in the neck, or well, a pain in the head, but how do you know if you’re dealing with a migraine or a headache?

Both of them cause a lot of pain in your head, but what is the difference between the two?

If you’re not sure whether the head pain that’s making you feel extra grumpy every Monday morning is a headache or a migraine then you’re in luck, as we’re about to break down what makes the two so different.

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What Is Dysphagia and What Can Cause It?

If you’re struggling to swallow your food or find yourself choking whenever you try to take your tablet medication, you could be suffering from dysphagia.

If you’re not sure whether you or someone you love may be suffering with dysphagia, keep reading as we break down what dysphagia means, what causes it, and what you can do to treat it.

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What is Hydrochloride?

When buying medication, there is one term you will probably see more than most, hydrochloride. It will be on the packaging or in the ingredients, following another word that will be most likely one of the active ingredients.

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How to Use a Promotional Code at Chemist 4 U
Using a promotional code at Chemist 4 U, whether it is from an email or on social media, is easy. In order to use a code, first, you must put what you want into your basket.Read More
Do Weight Loss Pills Really Work?

When it comes to losing weight, people want to do it quickly. Lots of exercise, strict diet, and supplements, including weight loss pills, are usually taken in the hope that this will speed up the process.

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What Are Nits and Head Lice?

Is your child itching away at their head like there’s no tomorrow? Are you tired of telling them to stop scratching their scalp?

Well don’t just assume that they’re being overly dramatic about a little itching, because they could be suffering with head lice!

Yes, those little lice could be making your head a home right now, so let’s take a look at what you can do to evict them before they invite all of their little lousy friends over for a party.

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How to Treat Your Fungal Nail Infection

You don’t spend a whole lot of time examining your nails but you have to admit that something’s up.

It’s looking a little bit yellow and, if you’re completely honest with yourself, it smells a bit funky.

Looks like you could have a fungal nail infection, but what does that actually mean? Let’s take a look at that nail fungus and what you can do to treat it.

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Save Money On Your Medicine by Going Generic

When it comes to buying anything, we are conditioned to look at what’s popular, or who is the biggest name when it comes to that particular product/service. This is true in pharmaceuticals just as much as anything else.

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Why Can I Buy Some Medicines Without A Prescription but Not Others?

Ever wondered why you can buy paracetamol in the shop but not antibiotics?

Although shops and supermarkets are allowed to stock everyday medicines like paracetamol, there is a huge list of other medicines that you can only get from your local pharmacy and some you can only get with a prescription from your doctor.

If you’ve ever wondered why there are different rules for different medications, you’ve come to the right place.

We’re going to take a look at the different kinds of medications and why they have to be sold the way they do.

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Can Grapefruit Affect My Medication?

When you're taking a new medication you might not have considered that your favourite fruit could have an affect on your medicine and how it works. If you're a grapefruit lover, you could be surprised to learn that grapefruit can have a huge affect on your everyday medication, and could even trigger some harmful side effects!

It's better to be safe than sorry, so we've put together this guide all about grapefruit and how it could affect the medication you're taking right now.

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