Self Care

What is self care?

Self care is about looking after yourself in a healthy way. It can be anything from brushing your teeth, doing some exercise, managing common conditions (like headaches, colds and flu) or living with a long-term health problem, such as asthma or diabetes.

Here at Leiston Surgery we are keen to help patients improve on self care, therefore we have created a list of common illnesses which may benefit from self care. We have also attached links next to these illnesses/conditions to websites containing further information on how to manage them.Self Care

Common conditions/ illnesses that can be self managed:

  • Back pain - NHS
  • Cold sores - NHS
  • Common Cold - NHS
  • Conjunctivitis - NHS
  • Constipation - NHS
  • Cough - NHS
  • Diarrhoea - NHS
  • Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods) - NHS
  • Earache - NHS
  • Haemorrhoids - NHS  
  • Hayfever - NHS
  • Head lice - NHS
  • Headache - NHS
  • Heartburn & Indigestion - NHS
  • Influenza - NHS
  • Insect bites - NHS
  • Migraine - NHS
  • Nasal congestion - NHS
  • Nappy rash - NHS
  • Sore throat - NHS
  • Sinusitis - NHS
  • Sprains and strains - NHS
  • Thrush - NHS
  • Warts and Verrucas - NHS



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