Self-care refers to the actions we take to recognise, treat and manage our own health and wellbeing. Self-care is important and can sometimes be the best way to treat minor illnesses and injuries. A well-stocked medicine cabinet can help you treat yourself and your family for common ailments.
Ailments such as the common cold, chicken pox and indigestion for example, can often be eased or treated with over-the-counter medicines. Your Pharmacist can provide advice about treating minor health conditions and common ailments. If symptoms persist, or you are concerned, you should contact your doctor’s surgery or visit NHS 111 online.
There is further useful information about self-care for Children and Young People on our BLMK Children and Young People Pathways page.
Download and watch a video explaining self-care for common ailments:
Self Care norovirus – visit the NHS website
For further information about self-care visit the NHS website.
You can also use the NHS App to check your symptoms.