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Title - Blood Allergy Test: IgE & RASTDescription - Blood allergy tests highlight ‘sensitivity’.
Title - Eczema Care PlanDescription - An eczema care plan for use by patients.
Title - Inhaler devicesDescription - How to use your inhaler devices.
Title - MRSA - Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus AureusDescription - MRSA is not a stronger or more infectious type of bacteria than others. It is only different because the standard antibiotic medicines do not work against it. This means that non-standard antibiotic medicines are needed to treat the infection.
- Plastic Surgery
Title - Advice and Exercises after Breast Reconstruction with a SGAP/IGAP FlapDescription - You are having to reconstruct your breast. Some of the skin and soft tissue from your gluteal region (bottom) along with the underlying blood vessels is used to construct the shape of your breast. Following the operation it is very important that you do not perform activities that stretch the area that the flap has been taken from until the surgery has healed.
Title - Advice and Exercises after Breast Reconstruction with a TUG FlapDescription - You are having to reconstruct your breast. Some of the skin and soft tissue from your inner thigh (transverse upper gracilis muscle) along with the underlying blood vessels is used to construct the shape of your breast.
Title - Advice on Splint Wear and CareDescription - Precautions, cleaning, wearing instructions and timescales.
Title - Complementary Therapies Provision on Wards 3A and 4D Whiston HospitalDescription - As the name implies, these therapies are designed to complement and be used alongside the normal medical treatments. All complementary therapies are ‘complementary’ to a patient’s treatment and care and not a replacement for conventional treatment.
Title - Discharge advice for nasal surgery patientsDescription - Discharge advice for patients post surgery
Title - Hand Exercises With PuttyDescription - Hand Exercises With Putty
Title - Laser ResurfacingDescription - Advice for patients following laser resurfacing: A cleansing regime
Title - Managing Facial Muscle Weakness After a ParotidectomyDescription - The parotid gland is a large salivary gland located under the skin in front of your ear. It produces saliva and empties into your mouth especially when you are eating. The facial nerve runs through the parotid gland. A parotidectomy is an operation that removes part, or all, of the gland. The nerves supplying the skin of your ear are cut and so it is normal to have varying amounts of numbness to the ear that could be permanent.
Title - MOHS SurgeryDescription - Patient Specific Advice Following MOHS Surgery
Title - Neck and Torso ExercisesDescription - Exercises for neck and torso.
Title - Skin GraftDescription - How to care for your skin graft following discharge.
Title - Transition to Adult Service on Ward 3ADescription - Information for Young People and their carers.