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Self Care Information

The Self Care Information Fact Sheets are for common ailments and their aim is to help clinicians and patients discuss issues around self-care within the consultation and especially how to handle the symptoms in the future. They provide patients with information around:

1. Useful facts

2. What patients can expect to happen (the natural history)

3. What people can do to help themselves – now and in the future

4. When to seek medical help (the ‘red flags’)

5. Where to find out more

Please click on the links below to be taken to the relevant fact sheets:

· Acne

· Back Pain

· Children’s Otitis Media

· Common Cold

· Constipation

· Cough

· Eczema

· Fever In Children

· Heartburn and Indigestion

· Sinusitis

· Sore Throat

· Sprains and Strains

· Urine Symptoms in men

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