For most people, they are not a serious health problem – you just want to know how to relieve it and you want a treatment that acts fast. You also want to know how long you’re going to suffer or what you should do if your symptoms change.
The good news is that self-care, with our support, can help you manage most of these problems. It may mean you don’t have to spend time waiting to see your GP but can get on and start tackling your symptoms with our advice and possibly an over the counter medication.
Find out more about self-care for common conditions
Visit NHS Inform, or click here for the NHS 24 self-help guides – ideal if it’s not a medical emergency and you’re unsure about what to do next
An organisation called the Self Care Forum has produced factsheets to help you take care of the most common ailments. These provide useful facts about your condition, what you can expect to happen, how to help yourself when you should see a health professional and where to find out more information.
Click on the link for the Factsheet you need: