Prevent Meningitis and Chickenpox: Tips to protect your family

Vaccinations are an important way of preventing disease, and so to mark European Immunization Week (23-29 April), Essex Private Doctors GP Dr Alice Scott has created this helpful guide to make sure you understand how you can tackle Meningitis, Chickenpox and Shingles, and take steps to protect your family. Meningitis Vaccination, Chickenpox Vaccination and Vaccination…

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Summer Holidays

The summer holidays are here and we want you to have the best time possible. Here are a few tips for the summer season. Sun safety: Exposure to sunlight can lead to sunburn and skin damage. Sunscreen is vital to prevent premature ageing, wrinkles and pigmentation problems. We recommend sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and one which is protective against…

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Hayfever Update

In our commitment to staying up to date and offering safe evidence based care, Dr Athreya and Dr Scott recently attended an Allergy Course. Included in this course there was a detailed lecture into evidence-based treatments for hayfever given by a world leading expert in the management of allergies. As a result of this we have…

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Be Sun Smart with your Sunscreen

The sunscreen aisle of a chemist or supermarket offers lots of choices, but which one is right for you? As a private medical clinic and dermatology specialist we promote safe skin and high factor sun protection. Sunscreens are products combining several ingredients that help prevent the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the skin. Two…

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Skin Focus | Moles

What is a Mole? Moles are small coloured spots on the skin made up of cells called melanocytes, which produce the colour (pigment) in your skin. The scientific name for moles is melanocytic naevi. Moles are often a brownish colour, although some may be darker or skin-coloured. They can be flat or raised, smooth or…

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