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Q fever

Q fever is an infection caused by Coxiella burnetii (C. burnetii) bacteria.

Fever in children

Temporary fever is common and in most cases harmless. Unwell children should be taken to a doctor.

Hay fever: spot the symptoms and find the best treatment

Ease your hay fever symptoms with our guide, including medical treatment and self-help tips whether you’re indoors or out and about.

Scarlet fever

Scarlet fever is a bacterial illness that causes a distinctive pink-red rash. It is uncommon in the UK nowadays and is usually mild.

Yellow fever

Yellow fever is a serious viral infection that is usually spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. It can be prevented with a vaccination.

Typhoid fever

Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection that can spread throughout the body, involving multiple organs. Without prompt treatment, it can be fatal.

Glandular fever

Glandular fever is a type of viral infection that mostly affects young adults. Common symptoms include fever, a sore throat and extreme tiredness (fatigue).

Rheumatic fever

Rheumatic fever is a disease that can affect the heart, joints, brain and skin. It is a complication of a bacterial throat infection.

Fact or fiction? 9 hay fever myths busted

Rain reduces the pollen count. Hay fever isn’t a serious condition. Fact or fiction? We sort through some of the common myths about hay fever, to help you manage your symptoms.

Hay fever in pregnancy: which treatments are safe?

You don’t have to put up with hay fever symptoms while you’re pregnant: our guide helps you find the best medication and natural remedies to suit you.

Viral fevers explained

A high temperature (fever) can mean your body is fighting off a viral infection. Learn all about viral fevers, from symptoms to treatment, here.

Should I go to work with a fever?

A fever can be a sign that your body is fighting an infection, meaning you may be contagious. But should you take time off work to recover? Find out here.

Why do I have a headache and fever?

Find out about the common causes of a headache and high temperature and the best treatments for these symptoms.

Natural remedies for a fever: What actually works?

Which natural remedies help a fever and which don’t? Discover the old wives’ tales you should be paying attention to.

Is it hay fever, COVID-19 or a cold? Spot the telltale signs

Blocked nose, sneezing and a cough – all symptoms of hay fever, but also signs you might have a cold or coronavirus. Check out the key symptoms of each, so you can easily tell what’s getting you down.

Natural remedies for hay fever: what works and doesn’t

Which hay fever home remedies are worth trying? From hay fever wipes and sprays to essential oils and air purifiers, we review what the science says.

Fertility tests for women: am I still fertile?

Trying to conceive? Or just curious about your fertility? We explore the benefits of an at-home fertility test.

Febrile seizures

A febrile seizure is a fit that occurs when a child has a fever. It's a relatively common childhood condition and not serious in most cases.

Female sexual problems

Orgasm problems, pain during sex, loss of desire and where to get help and support.

9 fertility myths

Healthily conducted a survey that showed many are in the dark about their fertility. Read to find out the truth behind some of the most common myths.

Protect your fertility

A healthy lifestyle will help protect your fertility. But female fertility still declines fast after the age of 35.

Fear of the dentist

One in four of us dreads a visit to the dentist. Find out how to overcome your fear.

Male fertility tests: what are the options and how do they work?

Male fertility tests range from blood tests to biopsies. If you’re considering one, read on to find out what kind might be suitable for you.

Understanding fear of sex

Fear of sex is a phobia that can have a big impact on your life and relationships. Discover what it is, what might cause it – and how you can overcome it.

Condoms (male and female)

Male and female condoms are a form of barrier contraception, which protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Find out more.

Nausea: what causes it and how can I stop it?

Wondering how to stop feeling sick? Nausea can happen for many reasons – so find out about the common causes, plus treatment options to help you feel better.

FGM: what it is, health risks and how to get support

Female genital mutilation (FGM) causes serious health issues for girls and women. Learn the facts, and how to get help if you need it.

Nutrition for pregnancy: Fertility foods and fertility supplements

Trying to get pregnant? Find out which nutrients, supplements and foods might help improve your fertility.

Breast cancer in women

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. Most oF the women who are diagnosed are over 50.

Why can’t I get pregnant? Your illness and fertility questions answered

Medical conditions, concerns and treatments that might cause infertility or make it more difficult to get pregnant.