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    Radionuclide Scan (Isotope Scan) Conditions

    There are various other types of radionuclide tests. What preparation do I need? The preparation needed is usually very little. It will depend on which type of scan you are h...

    Antifungal Medicines Conditions

    Occasionally some people get a little bit of itch, burning or redness where the antifungal preparation has been applied. If this is severe, you should stop using it. Occasionally, some women ...

    Liver Biopsy Conditions

    There is no special preparation for this procedure apart from what you should do for the surgery itself. Another method for performing a liver biopsy is via a camera (endoscopy).

    Topical Anti-inflammatory Painkillers Conditions

    Using a topical preparation means that the total amount of anti-inflammatory in your body is very low. This in turn means that you are much less likely to have a side-effect to this medicine....

    Pain and Pain Relief Professional

    Nerve compression may be reduced by a corticosteroid such as dexamethasone, which reduces oedema around the tumour, thus reducing compression. N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors in the ...

    Opioid Analgesics Professional

    Further variations may occur due to interactions with other medication and their effect on the relevant enzymes, either reducing conversion to morphine and thereby efficacy (eg, fluoxetine, paroxetine...

    Hay Fever and Seasonal Allergies Conditions

    Budesonide Nasal allergy Hay fever Betamethasone preparation Allergies Allergic disorders Diclofenac Allergic rhinitis Skin prick test Mometasone Loratadine Triamcinolone preparation Azelasti...

    Inhalers for COPD (including Inhaled Steroids) Conditions

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) Beclomethasone dipropionate preparation Mometasone furoate Terbutaline Salbutamol Salmeterol Budesonide Ipratropium R...

    Wind, Gas and Bloating Conditions

    Charcoal preparations, which are meant to absorb gas, may also be tried. There is some scientific evidence that they are useful as bloating remedies.

    Anti-inflammatory Painkillers Conditions

    Some people find that one preparation works better than another for them. If one preparation does not work very well at first, then a different one may work better. , Analgesics Pain...

    Intravenous Urography (Pyelography) Conditions

    Obstruction or damage to any part of the urinary tract can often be seen on an IVU. What preparation do I need to do before intravenous urography? Your kidneys have to be able t...

    Adrenarche Conditions

    It's not fully understood why adrenarche first begins to happen but it is thought that this is in preparation for puberty (which usually starts a few years later). What does this mea...

    Fine-needle Aspiration Conditions

    Usually very little preparation is necessary. Note : if you take a blood-thinning medicine (an anticoagulant) such as warfarin, you may be asked to stop taki...

    Tick-borne Encephalitis Immunisation Conditions

    There is a special vaccine preparation for children. In the UK, the adult vaccine is called TicoVac® and the children's vaccine is called TicoVac Junior®.

    Bone Marrow Biopsy and Aspiration Conditions

    If you live alone, it is best that someone stay with you overnight. What preparation is needed before the test? You may need a blood test shortly before these tests - to chec...

    Kidney Biopsy (Renal Biopsy) Conditions

    It will require a general anaesthetic and intravenous antibiotics. What preparation is needed before a kidney biopsy? You will usually have a blood test done shortly before the sample...

    DXA Scan Conditions

    You do not need to do any special preparation prior to a DXA scan. You can normally remain fully clothed, although you will need to avoid or remove clothes with metal in them (for example, zi...

    Bone Scan Conditions

    For a whole body bone scan, you slide very slowly through the whole scanner and the picture is taken continuously. What preparation do I need? Usually very little. Your hospital shoul...

    Premature Ejaculation Conditions

    Take the advice of your GP or pharmacist because there are many preparations advertised in magazines and on the internet, some of which are more effective than others.

    Moisturisers for Eczema (Emollients) Conditions

    Bath additives and shower gels Various emollient preparations come as bath additives and shower gels. These may be considered in people with extensive areas of dry skin.