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Self Care for Common Conditions

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Did you know that one in five GP visits are for common conditions, such as backache, headache or cough?

For most people, they are not a serious health problem – you just want to know how to relieve it and you want a treatment that acts fast. You also want to know how long you’re going to suffer or what you should do if your symptoms change.

The good news is that self care can help you manage most of these problems. It may mean you don’t have to spend time waiting to see your GP but can get on and start tackling your symptoms. Self care for common conditions can also help free up some of your GP’s time, making it easier to get an appointment when you have a more serious condition.

We 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! You can also take a look at the One Care Video Library for videos on these topics, as well as other conditions.

 

Common ailments that can be self managed :

Back pain

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Cold sores

NHS Choices

Common Cold

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Conjunctivitis

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pdfInformation Leaflet

Constipation

NHS Choices

Cough

NHS Choices

Information Leaflet

Diarrhoea

NHS Choices

Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)

NHS Choices

Earache

NHS Choices

Haemorrhoids

NHS Choices  

Hayfever

NHS Choices

Head lice

NHS Choices

Headache

NHS Choices

Heartburn & Indigestion

NHS Choices

Influenza

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Insect bites

NHS Choices

Migraine

NHS Choices

Nasal congestion

NHS Choices

Nappy rash

NHS Choices

Respiratory Tract Infection

NHS Choices

Information Leaflet - Treating your Infection

Sore throat

NHS Choices

Information Leaflet

Sinusitis

NHS Choices

Sleep troubles

NHS Choices

Self Help Leaflet or Sleep Troubles

Sprains and strains

NHS Choices

Thrush

NHS Choices

Urinary Tract Infections

NHS Choices

Information Leaflet - Under 65's

Information Leaflet - Over 65's

 Warts and Verrucas

NHS Choices

 

For information on other common conditions, visit the NHS Choices or Patient UK websites. If you are not sure about your symptoms, click here for the NHS Choices symptom checker where you can get advice on what to do next.

If you need more advice or you are unsure what the right thing for you to do is, ask your pharmacist for advice or call the surgery to speak to a doctor or make an appointment to discuss your problem further.



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