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Self Help & Minor Illness

coldWe are keen to help patients improve their understanding of minor illness and how they may 'self help' with the management of certain conditions prior to making an appointment to see a doctor. 

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 common ailments that can often be safely self managed without necessarily needing to see a doctor.  You will see that there are a number of sources of information for you to look at for each of the ailments listed, each providing detailed information about the condition, advice about self management and treatment and when to seek a doctors appointment.

Common ailments that can be self managed :

Back pain

NHS Choices

Map of Medicine

Patient.co.uk

Cold sores

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Patient.co.uk

Common Cold

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Patient.co.uk

Conjunctivitis

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Patient.co.uk

pdfInformation Leaflet

Constipation

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Map of Medicine

Patient.co.uk

Cough

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Patient.co.uk

pdf Information Leaflet

Diarrhoea

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Map of Medicine

Patient.co.uk

Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)

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Map of Medicine

Patient.co.uk

Earache

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Patient.co.uk

PDF Document Information Leaflet

Haemorrhoids

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Map of Medicine

Patient.co.uk

Hayfever

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Patient.co.uk

Head lice

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Patient.co.uk

Headache

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Map of Medicine

Patient.co.uk

Heartburn & Indigestion

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Map of Medicine

Patient.co.uk

Influenza

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Map of Medicine

Patient.co.uk

pdf Information Leaflet

Insect bites

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Patient.co.uk

Migraine

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Patient.co.uk

Muscular pain

NHS Choices

Nappy rash

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Patient.co.uk

Nasal congestion

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Patient.co.uk

Sinusitis

pdf Information Leaflet

Sore throat

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Patient.co.uk

pdf Information Leaflet

Sprains and strains

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Patient.co.uk

Thrush

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Patient.co.uk

Warts and Verrucas

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Patient.co.uk



 
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