Self-care is about looking after yourself in a healthy way. This includes maintaining a healthy diet, managing common conditions such as headaches, cold and coughs or living with long term health problems such as asthma. We would like to support you to self-care for life and understand how to take better care of yourself and those around you.
Self-care is even more important during the winter months when seasonal illnesses can increase. Choosing life style choices that impact positively on your physical health, mental wellbeing and self-esteem are important. Making sure you eat well, drink in moderation, stop smoking and stay active all help beat the winter blues.
- ANTIBIOTICS are important medication used to treat infections caused by bacteria.
- ANTIBIOTICS DO NOT treat infections caused by viruses such as colds and coughs.
If you do catch a cough, cold or sore throat, make sure you keep warm and drink plenty on fluid. There is a range of over the counter medication and treatments that can help with the symptoms.
If you have a minor ailment such as athlete’s foot, constipation, cough/cold, verruca’s, pain and ear wax you can get advice free of charge from your local pharmacy.
This list is not exhaustive as pharmacists can assess and treat a wide-range of illnesses meaning you don’t need to wait for a GP appointment. They also provide advice on medication issues.
For more information please visit the following websites – they have a vast amount of information which will help you self-care for yourself.