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 Exacerbations (Flare-ups) of COPDAcute Prostatitis
Acute SinusitisAdult Sepsis Safety Net
Advice for Travelling to Remote LocationsAmoebiasis
Anogenital WartsAnthelmintics - Medicines for Worms
AntibioticsAntifungal Medicines
Antiviral Medication for Genital HerpesAspiration Pneumonia
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)Cat Scratch Disease
Cellulitis and ErysipelasChickenpox in Adults and Teenagers
Chickenpox in ChildrenChild Sepsis Safety Net
Chlamydia - GenitalCholera Immunisation
Chronic SinusitisClostridium Difficile
Cold SoresCommon Cold (Upper Respiratory Tract Infections)
Cough Caused by a VirusCough Medicines
Coughs and Colds in ChildrenCroup
CryptosporidiumCystitis (Urine Infection) in Women
DecongestantsDengue
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 Ear Infection
Fungal Groin Infection (Tinea Cruris)Fungal Lung Infections
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
Immune SuppressionImmunisation - Usual UK Schedule
ImpetigoInfective Conjunctivitis
Influenza and Flu-like IllnessJapanese Encephalitis Immunisation
Kawasaki DiseaseKidney Infection (Pyelonephritis)
LaryngitisLegionnaires' Disease
Leptospirosis and Weil's DiseaseListeria
Lyme DiseaseMalaria
Malaria PreventionMeasles
Medicines for HIV and AIDSMeningitis
Meningococcal ImmunisationMeningococcal Infection
Mesenteric AdenitisMicrobes, Germs and Antibiotics
MMR ImmunisationMolluscum Contagiosum
MRSAMumps
Non-gonococcal UrethritisNorovirus
Oral Thrush (Yeast Infection)Oral Thrush in Babies
OsteomyelitisParonychia
Pelvic Inflammatory DiseasePilonidal Sinus
PleurisyPneumococcal Immunisation
PneumoniaPolio Immunisation
Postherpetic NeuralgiaPregnancy - Chickenpox Contact
Pregnancy and HIVPrimary Cold Sore Infection
Prostatitis - ChronicPubic and Body Lice
Rabies ImmunisationRecurrent Abdominal Pain in Children
Recurrent Cystitis in WomenRheumatic Fever
RigorsRingworm (Tinea Corporis)
RoseolaRotavirus
RoundwormsRubella (German Measles)
Rubella (German Measles) and PregnancySalmonella
SARS (including the MERS Virus)Scabies
Scarlet FeverSchistosomiasis
School Exclusion for InfectionsSepsis (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 MenUrine Infection in Pregnancy
Vaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection)Vestibular Neuritis and Labyrinthitis
Viral RashesViral Skin Infections
Warts and VerrucasWhooping Cough
Wound InfectionYellow Fever Immunisation
Zika Virus