Self Help

We are keen to help patients improve on self-help and hope that the following information is useful.

Cough and Noisy Breathing in Young Babies

Cough and Noisy Breathing in Young Babies


Pain Medication

Pain medication like Codeine, Morphine and Tramadol can be dangerous if taken for a long period of time.

Long-term pain medication isn’t your only option.

 Always ask your GP for a follow up appointment to review your health.

 Find out more about the dangers of pain medication at: #PainkillersDontExist


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Here is a list of ailments that can be safely self-managed. You will see that you can take a look via the hyperlink at the NHS Choices website which can provide you with further information about the condition.

Common ailments that can be self-managed:


NHS Website Back Pain


Common Cold  

NHS Website Common Cold



NHS Website Constipation



NHS Website Diarrhoea


Ear Ache 

NHS Website Ear Ache


Hay Fever     

NHS Website Hay Fever



NHS Website Headache



NHS Website Influenza



NHS Website Migraine


Nappy Rash                            

NHS Website Nappy Rash



NHS Website Sinusitis



NHS Website Thrush


Cold Sore                         

NHS Website Cold Sore



NHS Website Conjunctivitis



NHS Website Coughs



NHS Website Painful Periods



NHS Website Haemorrhoids


Head Lice                           

NHS Website Head Lice


Heartburn and Indigestion     

NHS Website Heartburn and Indigestion


Insect Bites                         

NHS Website Insect Bites


Nasal Congestion                

NHS Website Nasal Congestion


Sore Throat                        

NHS Website Sore Throat


Sprains and Strains             

NHS Website Sprains and Strains


Warts and Verruca              

NHS Website Warts and Verrucas

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