20 May 2022
Treatment of heavy periods (menorrhagia)

Treatment of heavy periods (menorrhagia)


THIS IS CONTINUED from last Friday’s edition of The Searchlight How can my heavy periods be treated? The treatment of heavy periods depends on se...
13 May 2022
Causes and treatment of heavy periods (menorrhagia) – Part I

Causes and treatment of heavy periods (menorrhagia) – Part I


Q: What can be causing my heavy monthly periods? Introduction The medical term for abnormally heavy or prolonged periods is menorrhagia. Meno...
06 May 2022
Vaginal Dryness – You Need Not Suffer In Silence

Vaginal Dryness – You Need Not Suffer In Silence


Q: I am 45 and suffer from vaginal dryness. Sex is very painful and no longer enjoyable. My relationship has suffered. I am embarrassed and depressed....
29 April 2022
Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic Dermatitis


Q: My 14-year-old son suffers from severe dandruff. He has it in his head, eyebrows, chest, and ears. What can be done to control it? Most of us ha...
22 April 2022
Understanding the significance of an elevated ESR

Understanding the significance of an elevated ESR


Q: I was told that my ESR is high because it was 47, what could this mean? ESR, when used in relation to a blood test, is an abbreviation for Eryth...
14 April 2022
Impetigo

Impetigo


Q: This is the 3rd time that my 4 yr old has had to be treated for impetigo. How can it be prevented? Impetigo is a relatively common and contagiou...
08 April 2022
Acute Middle Ear Infections In Children

Acute Middle Ear Infections In Children


Q: My 18-month old gets frequent painful ear infections. Why, and what can be done to prevent these? An acute middle ear infection is referred to a...
01 April 2022
Persistent Tiredness (Fatigue)

Persistent Tiredness (Fatigue)


Q: I am a 36 year old woman and for the last six months I have been extremely tired all the time. I go to sleep tired, I wake up tired. What could be ...
25 March 2022
Genital Herpes (Part 2)

Genital Herpes (Part 2)


Q: I went to my doctor for painful sores in my vaginal area, and I was diagnosed with herpes. Tell me more about this condition. (Part 1 in last Fr...
18 March 2022
Genital Herpes (Part 1)

Genital Herpes (Part 1)


Q: IWENT TO my doctor for painful sores in my vaginal area, and I was diagnosed with herpes. Can you tell me more about this condition? Genital her...