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Self Care Information

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Listed below are some common illnesses and conditions. Click on the associated link for helpful advice....

Infective Conjunctivitis is an infection of the conjunctiva (the front skin of the eye).  It is very common.  One or both eyes become red or pink, they may be sticky or watery and may have surface irritation.  Further information can be found in the following link:

Conjunctivitis-Self Care Information

 Low Back Pain - The following link helps you know what is 'normal' and what you can expect to happen if you suffer from back pain.  It also tells you when you should become concerned and when it's best to seek advice from a health professional:

Back Pain- Self Care Information

Coughs in Adults - The following link helps you know what is 'normal' and what you can expect to happen if you develop a cough.  It also tells you when you should become concerned and seek advice from a health professional:

Coughs in Adults- Self Care Information

Acne - This fact sheet helps you to know what's 'normal' and what you can expect to happen if you suffer from acne (spots).  It also tells you when you should become concerned and seek advice from a health professional.

Acne - Self Care Forum Fact Sheet

Sore Throat - This fact sheet helps you to know what's 'normal' and what you can expect to happen if you suffer from a sore throat.  It also tells you when you should become concerned and seek advice from a health professional.

Sore Throat - Self Care Information

Fever in Children - This fact sheet helps you to know what’s ‘normal’ and what you can expect to happen if your child develops a fever. It also tells you when you should become concerned and seek advice from a health professional.

 Fever in Children - Self Care Information

Eczema - This fact sheet helps you to know what’s ‘normal’ and what you can expect to happen if you or your child suffer from atopic eczema (atopic means ‘sensitivity to allergens’). It also tells you when you should become concerned and when it’s best to seek medical advice from a health professional.

Eczema - Self Care Information

Constipation - This fact sheet helps you to know what’s ‘normal’ and what you can expect to happen if your stools – or, less formally, poo – are too hard and/or difficult to pass (known as constipation). It also tells you when you should become concerned and seek advice from a health professional.

Constipation- Self Care Information



 
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