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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.

You can find out more information by visiting the Family Health and Long Term Conditions sections of our website.

Try looking at the following websites:

Patient UKhttps://patient.info/health
Self Care Forumhttp://www.selfcareforum.org/resources/patient-portal/
NHS Choiceshttps://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Pages/hub.aspx

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

NHS Choices

Self-care forum factsheet (low back pain)

 Eczema

Self-care forum factsheet (eczema)

Cold sores

NHS Choices

Common Cold

NHS Choices

Fever in Children

Self-care forum factsheet (fever in children)

Conjunctivitis

NHS Choices

pdfInformation Leaflet

Constipation

NHS Choices

Self-care forum factsheet (constipation)

Acne (spots)

self-care forum factsheet (acne)

Cough

NHS Choices

Self-care forum factsheet (cough in adult)

pdf Information Leaflet

Diarrhoea

NHS Choices

Warts and Verrucae

NHS Choices

Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)

NHS Choices

Earache

NHS Choices

Sprains and strains

NHS Choices

Self-care forum (sprains & strains)

Haemorrhoids

NHS Choices  

Hayfever

NHS Choices

Thrush

NHS Choices

Head lice

NHS Choices

Headache

NHS Choices

Self-care forum (headache)

Sinusitis

NHS Choices

Heartburn & Indigestion

NHS Choices

Self-care forum factsheet (heartburn / Indigestion)

Influenza

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Sore throat

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Self-care forum (sore throat)

Insect bites

NHS Choices

Migraine

NHS Choices

Nappy rash

NHS Choices

Nasal congestion

NHS Choices

Hangover

NHS Choices

Cuts & Grazes

NHS Choices

Sunburn

NHS Choices

Vomiting in babies & children

NHS Choices

 Vomiting (adults)

NHS Choices

Keeping well in cold weather

General guidance

 

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