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Self Help

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! Please encourage others to look here too.

Here is a list of ailments that can be safely self managed. Each aliment has a hyperlink to the NHS information pages which can offer you further information about managing your condition.


Aliments that can be safely self managed

Back PainNHS Back Pain
Cold SoresNHS Cold Sores
Common ColdNHS Common Cold
ConjunctivitisNHS Conjunctivitis
ConstipationNHS Constipation
CoughNHS Cough
Diarrhoea & VomitingNHS Diarrhoea & Vomiting
EaracheNHS Earache
HaemorrhoidsNHS Haemorrhoids
HayfeverNHS Hayfever
Head LiceNHS Head Lice
HeadacheNHS Headaches
Heartburn & IndigestionNHS Heartburn & Indigestion
InfluenzaNHS Influenza
Insect BitesNHS Insect Bites
MigraineNHS Migraine
Sore ThroatNHS Sore Throat
SinusitisNHS Sinusitis
Sprains & StrainsNHS Sprains & Strains
ThrushNHS Thrush
Warts & Verrucas NHS Warts & Verrucas



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