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Self Help

coldWe are keen to help patients improve on self help and hope that the following information will offer some insight into that.

Take a look and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and well-being! Please encourage others to look here too.

Here is a list of ailments that can be safely self managed. You will see that you can take a look via the hyperlink at the other websites which can offer you further information about managing your condition.

Common ailments that can be self managed :

Back pain

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Cold sores

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Common Cold

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Conjunctivitis

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Constipation

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Cough

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Diarrhoea

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Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)

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Earache

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Haemorrhoids

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Hayfever

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Head lice

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Headache

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Heartburn & Indigestion

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Influenza

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Insect bites

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Migraine

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Nasal congestion

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Nappy rash

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Sore throat

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Sinusitis

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Sprains and strains

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Thrush

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Warts and Verrucas

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The best choices for minor illnesses

Children - when should I worry?

"Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents.  If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control.  This booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy.  It is not meant for children who have ongoing health problems such as asthma, heart, or kidney problems.

You should not rely on the advice in this leaflet for children who are less than 3 months old.  Babies younger than this can respond differently to infections"

Download/print this booklet:

When should I worry-Booklet_England-with 111 service_2016.pdf

 



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