Eczema is a condition of the skin that presents as reddened, dry scaly skin. Occasionally, small bumps or blisters occur. Eczema is not infectious, but may become infected. It is an extremely itchy condition causing the sufferer great discomfort.
Eczema is really an allergy, meaning that there are things that do not agree with the body, […]
The Department of Health has confirmed on the 16/07/2009 that there have been 104 confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, in the country. The most cases being reported in Gauteng.
The country’s first swine-flu case was detected in a 12-year-old boy who arrived from the United States on June 14.
Change in approach
Not every […]
This article presented in the community interest by Hibiscus Private Hospital in Port Shepstone. Based on material supplied by Dr Ayoob Bux, Founding Director Hibiscus Private Hospital and Chairman of the Independent Practitioners Association (IPA).
Worldwide, asthma affects about 300 million people including sufferers living in KwaZulu-Natal. A chronic inflammation of the airways of the lungs, […]
VACCINATION CAN PREVENT ILLNESS AND EVEN DEATH
The word “vaccination” was first used by Edward Jenner in 1796. Louis Pasteur furthered the concept through his ground-breaking work in microbiology. In common speech, ‘vaccination’ and ‘immunisation’ have the same meaning.
Historically, infectious diseases have been a major cause of illness, and in many cases leading to disability or […]
This article presented in the community interest by Hibiscus Private Hospital in Port Shepstone. Based on material supplied by Dr Ayoob Bux, a founding director of Hibiscus Private Hospital and chairman of the IPA Independent Practitioners Association.
Is hypertension another name for high blood pressure? Yes. Hypertension, referred to as high blood pressure, is a medical […]
South Coast residents are increasingly enjoying the availability of medical and surgical services that used to only exist in the larger cities. An example of this was when local Urologist Dr. Pieter de Bruin performed the region’s first nephrectomy (the surgical removal of a kidney) at the Hibiscus Private Hospital in Port Shepstone.
Dr. de Bruin, originally […]
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