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 Infection (Yeast Infection)Cellulitis and Erysipelas
Chickenpox in Adults and TeenagersChickenpox in Children under 12
Child Sepsis Safety NetChlamydia - Genital
Cholera ImmunisationChronic Sinusitis
Clostridium DifficileCold Sores
Common Cold (and Other Upper Respiratory Tract Infections)Cough 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 Adults - CausesFood Poisoning in Adults - Complications
Food Poisoning in Adults - DiagnosisFood Poisoning in Adults - Prevention
Food Poisoning in Adults - SymptomsFood Poisoning in Adults - Treatment
Food Poisoning in ChildrenFungal Groin Infection (Tinea Cruris)
Fungal Nail Infections (Tinea Unguium)Fungal Scalp Infection (Scalp Ringworm)
Gastroenteritis in AdultsGastroenteritis in Children
Genital HerpesGenital Herpes - Causes
Genital Herpes - DiagnosisGenital Herpes - In pregnancy
Genital Herpes - PreventionGenital Herpes - Symptoms
Genital Herpes - TreatmentGiardia
Glandular Fever (Infectious Mononucleosis)Gonorrhoea
Hand, Foot and Mouth DiseaseHead Lice and Nits
Head Lice and Nits - CausesHead Lice and Nits - Diagnosis
Head Lice and Nits - PreventionHead Lice and Nits - Symptoms
Head Lice and Nits - TreatmentHepatitis A
Hepatitis A ImmunisationHepatitis B
Hepatitis B ImmunisationHepatitis C
Herpes Simplex Eye InfectionHIV and AIDS
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) ImmunisationImmunisation - Usual UK Schedule
ImpetigoInfective Conjunctivitis
Infective Conjunctivitis - CausesInfective Conjunctivitis - Symptoms
Infective Conjunctivitis - TreatmentInfective Endocarditis
Influenza and Flu-like IllnessInfluenza Immunisation
Japanese Encephalitis ImmunisationKawasaki Disease
Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis)Laryngitis
Legionnaires' DiseaseLeptospirosis and Weil's Disease
ListeriaLyme 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 FeverScarlet Fever - Causes and diagnosis
Scarlet Fever - SymptomsScarlet Fever - Treatment and complications
SchistosomiasisSchool Exclusion Times
Sepsis (Septicaemia)Septic Arthritis
Sexually Transmitted InfectionsShingles (Herpes Zoster)
Slapped Cheek DiseaseSore Throat
Swollen Lymph GlandsSyphilis
Tests for Sexually Transmitted InfectionsTetanus Immunisation
ThreadwormsTick-Borne Encephalitis Immunisation
TonsillitisTonsils and Adenoids
ToxoplasmosisTravel Vaccinations
Traveller's DiarrhoeaTreating Your Infection (Public Health England)
TuberculosisTyphoid and Paratyphoid Fever
Typhoid ImmunisationUrethritis and Urethral Discharge in Men
Urine Infection in ChildrenUrine Infection In Men
Vaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection)Vestibular Neuritis and Labyrinthitis
Viral RashesWarts and Verrucas
Whooping CoughWhy Wasn't I Prescribed Antibiotics?
Wound InfectionYellow Fever Immunisation
Zika Virus