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A-Z Symptom Checker & Self Care


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The Self Care Forum have produced a number of fact sheets for common ailments as a means of helping people to learn when it’s safe to self care and when they should seek medical assistance. 

The fact sheets tell people the natural history of symptoms under normal circumstances, and what to look out for when they're no longer normal.  The fact sheets are designed for use during a self care aware consultation that informs, educates and supports people to help build their confidence, alerts them to red flag symptoms that could lead to early detection of serious disease and helps to reduce re-consultations. They have been produced with patient and professional input and reviewed by GP experts in the given topics.

The fact sheets can be found HERE.

Self Care and third party information

The build up of ear wax is a fairly common issue that can affect anyone; help on managing this can be found HERE. If you find this does not work after a few weeks you can then seek further help from your GP.

A Stoma Care - self help guide has been created for people with a Stoma to solve a number of potential care issues as due to COVID-19 there is limited Stoma care support. The guide can be found by clicking HERE.

Managing Diabetes at home is very important during this difficult time. To ensure you are keeping well while isolate please click HERE to view a leaflet provided by Diabetes UK that will give you everything you need to know. 

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) - exercises to help stop the dizzy spells are available for people suffering from BPPV. These exercises are known as Brandt-Daroff exercises and the details can be found HERE.


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