Self Help

Self-Care Messages for Patients and Public – Please click to view a self-care slide deck, which provides help with self-care/self-management

http://www.selfcareforum.org/fact-sheets/ – The Self Care Forum Fact Sheets for common ailments aim to help clinicians and patients discuss issues around self care within the practice consultation and especially how to handle the symptoms in the future.

Here is a list of common ailments in alphabetical order that can be safely self managed with links to websites that can give you further information about how to manage each condition – NHS Choices and Patient.co.uk.

Acne NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Altitude Sickness NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Antibiotics – treat yourself without needing antibiotics treat yourself better
Athlete’s foot NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Back pain NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Cold sores NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Common Cold NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Conjunctivitis NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Constipation NHS Choices patient.co.uk (in children)
patient.co.uk (in adults)
Cough NHS Choices patient.co.uk- in children
patient.co.uk – caused by virus
Cradle cap NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Cystitis NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Dandruff NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Dermatitis NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Diarrhoea NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods) NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Earache NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Gingivitis NHS Choices
Haemorrhoids NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Hayfever NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Head lice NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Headache NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Heartburn & Indigestion NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Infantile colic NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Influenza NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Insect bites NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Migraine NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Mouth ulcers NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Muscular pain NHS Choices
Nail infection NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Nappy rash NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Nasal congestion NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Oral thrush NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Psoriasis NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Sore throat NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Sprains and strains NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Teething NHS Choices
Threadworm NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Thrush NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Travel sickness NHS Choices patient.co.uk
Warts and Verrucas NHS Choices patient.co.uk