Self Care

Self Care is the best choice to treat minor illnesses and injuries. A large range of common illnesses and injuries can be treated at home simply with over-the-counter medicines and plenty of rest. This could include treatment for the following:

Be prepared for most common ailments by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home. Find out what should be included here

Other Self Care conditions and supplies include:

If treatment is needed, a wide range of medications can be purchased from community pharmacies and supermarkets. These medications are usually cheaper than a prescription and you can get them without seeing your doctor.

Pharmacists are an expert source of advice and will use their professional judgement to decide with you what the best course of action is for your condition. Always read the patient information leaflet that is included with the medicine.

Below is a list of useful links to common conditions & resources.

Health information Video Library - a very comprehensive range of self care videos offering advice and guidance on common conditions.

For a greater list of Self Care resources see the addtional / external Self Care resources section on this page.

InformationSelf Care common conditions and useful links

Excellent additiona/ external Self Care resources

Health information Video Library - a very comprehensive range of self care videos offering advice and guidance on common conditions.

Visit nhs.uk for a comprehensive online search facility of conditions and treatments.

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