Infections

An infection is defined as an illness caused by one or more foreign or latent organisms, such as a virus, a fungus, or a bacteria. Parasites can also cause infections too.

Infections can affect just about any part of the body, and cause a range of symptoms. If or how it is treated will depend on the nature of the infection.

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  • Cold Sores

    Cold sores are oral blisters which are caused by the herpes simplex virus. They can be treated with Zovirax.

    1. Viral infection which causes oral blisters
    2. Acting fast can help to reduce severity of symptoms
    3. Get access to effective treatment online
  • Conjunctivitis

    Conjunctivitis is a condition characterised by the inflammation of the conjunctiva in the eye, and can be caused by an allergy, or a bacterial infection.

    If you think you might have symptoms of conjunctivitis, we recommend you see your doctor in person.

  • Cystitis (UTI)

    Cystitis is a condition which affects the bladder. It occurs when the urinary system becomes inflamed due to infection, typically by certain bacteria which can be carried in urine.

    Cystitis medicines are not available through our site. If you think you may have cystitis, speak to your GP.

  • Ear Infections

    Ear infections are often caused by bacteria, but they can sometimes be a bi-product of viruses too. Persistent or severe cases may be treated with antibiotic medicine.

    We do not provide medicine for ear infections through our site. If you think you may have an ear infection, speak to your GP.

  • Eye Infections

    Eye infections are usually distinguished by red or inflamed eyes. Most cases of bacterial conjunctivitis are caused by the presence of a germ, commonly found in coughs and colds.

    If you think you may have an eye infection, we advise that you see your GP. 

  • Fungal Infections

    Fungal infections can take on a number of forms, and cause a range of symptoms. Those affecting the skin include athlete’s foot and ringworm.

    1. Most often causes a rash
    2. Can cause skin to harden and flake off
    3. Treatable with antifungal drugs
  • Fungal Nails

    Fungal nail infections cause unsightly, thickened and discoloured nails. They are more prevalent in toenails and can sometimes become painful.

    1. Fighting infection can prevent it from spreading
    2. Affect people of all ages
    3. Treatable with prescription antifungal
  • Influenza

    Influenza is a virus which affects most people at some point in their lives. Outbreaks are more common in winter, but they can occur during warmer periods too.

    Flu prevention treatments are not currently available through our site. To find out more about these, or about vaccinations, speak to your GP.

  • Nose Infections

    Nose infections are initially characterised by pimples inside the nostrils, but more serious instances may lead to boils or even cellulitis. Infections of this type are typically caused by staphylococcus bacteria.

    Treatment for this condition is not available through our site. If you suspect that you may have a nasal infection, speak to your GP.

  • Oral thrush

    Oral thrush is a fungal infection found in the mouth caused by the yeast germ, Candida. Small numbers of the fungus are usually found on the skin and in the mouth. However, certain conditions can cause the Candida to multiply and result in a mouth infection.

    1. Caused by excessive amounts of a fungus
    2. Can be prevented by good oral hygiene
    3. Successfully treated with antifungal medication
  • STI
    STI

    Sex plays an important role in our lives, but the fact remains that sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a common problem in the UK. Around 400,000 new cases of STIs are reported to the NHS every year. These can take on a range of forms, including gonorrhoea, chlamydia, herpes, genital warts, and trichomoniasis (TV)

  • STI Test Kits

    There are several home test kits available which can be used to test for a range of STIs, including gonorrhoea, chlamydia, herpes, TV, mycoplasma genitalium, ureaplasma, HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis B and C.

    We work with pathology specialists The Doctors Laboratory to provide a quick, easy and confidential testing service. Order your urine or blood sample test kit using our secure online platform, and you'll receive in one working day.

  • Threadworms

    Threadworm infections can be easily picked up and cause uncomfortable itching around the anus.
    It isn’t always convenient to go to the doctor. Treated.com helps you to get the medication you need without an appointment. Order your Vermox treatment today and it could be with you by tomorrow.

Infections can take on a range of forms, and affect just about any part of the body.

Oral thrush is a fungal infection which occurs in the mouth and throat. It is caused by a type of yeast germ, called Candida. This is typically present in several parts of the body in small numbers. However, under certain conditions, the balance of different fungi can become upset, and the presence of Candida can grow. This is when an infection occurs, causing symptoms such as discomfort and irritation, as well as white lesions along the oral mucosa (the lining inside the mouth).

Nystan, a type of antifungal treatment, is often used to clear up infections of this kind.

Fungal infections can also affect the skin and nails.

There are many different types of viral infection. Influenza is one of the most common; whereas genital warts is an example of an STI caused by a virus.

Cold sores and shingles are also caused by a virus. Herpes zoster is the viral strain responsible for shingles; whereas herpes simplex 1 (HSV-1) and, to a lesser extent, herpes simplex 2 (HSV-2) are responsible for cold sores. (HSV-2 is typically more often associated with genital herpes.)

Shingles is a reactivation of the same virus which causes chickenpox. When someone has chickenpox during childhood, the virus remains in the system but goes into a state of dormancy. In certain conditions however, such as when someone has a weakened immune system, the virus can trigger again and lead to shingles. Antiviral medicines are used to help stop the virus from multiplying, and send it back into a dormant state.

Cold sores are characterised by the appearance of blisters or lesions on the lips and mouth. Again, when someone contracts HSV-1 or HSV-2 for the first time, the virus will go into remission after the initial infection period and lie dormant. However, the virus remains in the body, and may reactivate at a later time and lead to a recurrence of symptoms. Antiviral medications such as Zovirax cannot rid the body of the virus completely, but can help to limit it and prevent the escalation of symptoms.

Parasites can also cause infections in various parts of the body. Threadworms can affect the anus; and trichomoniasis is caused by a parasite called trichomonas vaginalis, which infects the genital tract.

Other types of infections may be bacterial in nature. For example, STIs such as gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis are caused by different types of bacteria. Bacteria can also be responsible for urinary tract infections, eye infections (bacterial conjunctivitis), ear and nasal infections.


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