Health Information by category Infections

There are many conditions that are infections, from the common cold, or cold sores to more complex, life-threatening conditions like hepatitis B, HIV and meningitis. This section has information on all of them. If you want to know “What are the symptoms of meningitis?” or “How do you look after a child with a high temperature?” you will find helpful information here in our doctor-authored laflets. We will answer questions about usual investigations for these conditions such as “How do you diagnose food poisoning?” and also treatments, like “Which vaccines are given to children in the UK?”.

AbscessAcute Bronchitis
Acute Diarrhoea in AdultsAcute Diarrhoea in Children
Acute ProstatitisAcute Sinusitis
Adult Sepsis Safety NetAdvice for Travelling to Remote Locations
AmoebiasisAnogenital Warts
Anthelmintics - Medicines for WormsAntibiotics
Antifungal MedicinesAntiviral Medication for Genital Herpes
Athlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis)Balanitis
Bartholin's Cyst and AbscessBoil in the Ear Canal
Boils, Carbuncles and FurunculosisBornholm Disease
BronchiolitisCampylobacter
Candidal Skin InfectionCellulitis and Erysipelas
Checking for Head LiceChickenpox in Adults and Teenagers
Chickenpox in Children under 12Child Sepsis Safety Net
Chlamydia - GenitalCholera Immunisation
Chronic SinusitisClostridium Difficile
Cold SoresCommon Cold (and Other Upper Respiratory Tract Infections)
Conjunctivitis - InfectiveCough Caused by a Virus
Cough MedicinesCoughs and Colds in Children
CroupCryptosporidium
Cystitis (Urine Infection) in WomenDecongestants
Dental AbscessDTaP/Polio/Hib Immunisation
Dysentery and ShigellaE. Coli and VTEC O157
Ear Infection (Otitis Media)Ebola
Eczema HerpeticumEncephalitis
Epididymo-orchitisEpiglottitis
Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs)Fever/High Temperature in Children
FolliculitisFood Poisoning in Adults
Food Poisoning in ChildrenFungal Groin Infection (Tinea Cruris)
Fungal Nail Infections (Tinea Unguium)Fungal Scalp Infection (Scalp Ringworm)
Gastroenteritis in AdultsGastroenteritis in Children
Genital HerpesGiardia
Glandular Fever (Infectious Mononucleosis)Gonorrhoea
Hand, Foot and Mouth DiseaseHead Lice and Nits
Hepatitis AHepatitis A Immunisation
Hepatitis BHepatitis B Immunisation
Hepatitis CHerpes Simplex Eye Infection
HIV and AIDSHuman Papillomavirus (HPV) Immunisation
Immunisation - Usual UK ScheduleImpetigo
Infective EndocarditisInfluenza and Flu-like Illness
Influenza ImmunisationJapanese Encephalitis Immunisation
Kawasaki DiseaseKidney Infection (Pyelonephritis)
LaryngitisLegionnaires' Disease
Leptospirosis and Weil's DiseaseListeria
Lotions and Sprays for Head LiceLyme Disease
MalariaMalaria Prevention
MastitisMeasles
Medicines for HIV and AIDSMeningitis
Meningitis Symptoms ChecklistMeningococcal Immunisation
Meningococcal InfectionMesenteric Adenitis
Microbes, Germs and AntibioticsMMR Immunisation
Molluscum ContagiosumMRSA
MumpsNon-gonococcal Urethritis
NorovirusOral Thrush (Yeast Infection)
Oral Thrush in BabiesOsteomyelitis
ParonychiaPelvic Inflammatory Disease
Pilonidal SinusPleurisy
Pneumococcal ImmunisationPneumonia
Polio ImmunisationPostherpetic Neuralgia
Pregnancy - Chickenpox ContactPregnancy - Urine Infection
Pregnancy and HIVPregnancy and Rubella (German Measles)
Primary Cold Sore InfectionProstatitis - Chronic
Pubic and Body LiceRabies Immunisation
Recurrent Cystitis in WomenRingworm (Tinea Corporis)
RoseolaRotavirus
RoundwormsRubella (German Measles)
Rubella ImmunisationSalmonella
SARS (including the MERS Virus)Scabies
Scarlet FeverSchistosomiasis
School Exclusion TimesSepsis (Septicaemia)
Septic ArthritisSexually Transmitted Infections
Shingles (Herpes Zoster)Slapped Cheek Disease
Sore ThroatSwollen Lymph Glands
SyphilisTests for Sexually Transmitted Infections
Tetanus ImmunisationThreadworms
Tick-Borne Encephalitis ImmunisationTonsillitis
Tonsils and AdenoidsToxoplasmosis
Travel VaccinationsTraveller's Diarrhoea
Treating Your Infection (Public Health England)Tuberculosis
Typhoid and Paratyphoid FeverTyphoid Immunisation
Urethritis and Urethral Discharge in MenUrine Infection in Children
Urine Infection In MenVaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection)
Vestibular Neuritis and LabyrinthitisViral Rashes
Warts and VerrucasWet Combing Treatment for Head Lice
Whooping CoughWhy Wasn't I Prescribed Antibiotics?
Wound InfectionYellow Fever Immunisation
Zika Virus