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What is a fever?
Normal body temperature on average ranges from 36 to 37 degrees Celsius. Acceptable lower limit is 35.5 degrees and upper limit is 37.4 degrees. So a fever (hyperthermia) is a temperature of 37.5 degrees and above. A person with a temperature of below 35.5 degrees is at risk of hypothermia, which also needs medical attention as it can lead to decreased oxygen supply to the brain and other vital body organs.

What is are STIs?
STI normally stands for sexually transmitted infections, which are infections that are spread by sexual contact. All STIs need to be attended to by a medical doctor as they need prescription medications to treat them. Some are curable, some are not. But all are treatable.

What is contraception?
The word contraception means “prevention of pregnancy”. Today we are spoilt for choice when it comes to contraceptive methods. There are hormonal and non-hormonal methods; short acting and long acting methods; and also surgical and permanent methods. Contraception is a couple’s responsibility and men can also take part to ensure they do their part in preventing unwanted pregnancies.
We provide all modes of contraception except surgical or permanent type.

What is acne?
Acne is caused by overactive glands in the skin. They make natural oil called sebum. During puberty, these glands make extra sebum that can clog the pores in your skin. Some people get acne in adulthood. Acne can be treated with many oral and topical prescription medications.

What is vaginitis?
Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina, as many as one third of women will have symptoms of vaginitis sometime during their lives. Vaginitis affects women of all ages but is most common during the reproductive years.

What can cause vaginitis?
A change in the balance of the yeast and bacteria that normally live in the vagina can result in vaginitis. This causes the lining of the vagina to become inflamed. Factors that can change the normal balance of the vagina include the following:

•             Use of antibiotics
•             Changes in hormone levels due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or menopause
•             Douching
•             Spermicides
•             Sexual intercourse
•             Infection


  1. Greetings Dr Lerato Masemola

    Could you please advice on the best hospital cover for pensioners(62 year old female)

    Your assistance is highly appreciated
    Awesome website

    Best Regards
    Maisaya Rapetsoa

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