No topic is too sensitive or embarrassing for the unflappable Dr Pixie McKenna, who in The Handbag Doctor deals with everything from adult acne, STDs, fertility and migraines to polycystic ovaries in the sympathetic style known to her many fans. Organised according to related areas of the body - from gynaecological, neurological and urinary problems to those of the heart and lungs - she gives helpful and practical advice for each ailment, telling you who is susceptible, the main symptoms, how to get treated and, where applicable, how to avoid it in future. With over a decade's experience as a practising doctor, no one is better qualified to answer your awkward questions and set you on the road to recovery.
Pixie McKenna MB BCh BAO is an Irish doctor and television presenter. She is best known for her work on the Channel 4 series Embarrassing Illnesses and Embarrassing Bodies and BBC Three's Freaky Eaters. Having completed diplomas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, as well as Paediatrics and Dermatology, she qualified as a General Practitioner in 1999. She now runs her own practice in Ireland as well as working in a London clinic. She is a regular contributor to radio, hosting the 'air your ailments slot' on Ireland's Ray Darcy show. The Handbag Doctor is Pixie's first book.