A-Z Symptom Checker & Self Care

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Visit the NHS website to help with your symptoms and Treatment - click on the image below.

Link to NHS A-Z

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

Action for Deafness - If you are struggling with your hearing or need help maintaining your hearing aids you may wish to contact Action for Deafness. Please click HERE to go to their website 

A Stoma Care - A 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.

Asthma Questionnaire and advice - If you would like some advice regarding your asthma please click HERE and go to the last page where there are some helpful links. If you are having non-urgent issues regarding your asthma please also click the link and complete the full questionnaire; you can then email the document to us. If it is urgent please click HERE and follow the instructions.

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.

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.

COPD Questionnaire and advice - If you would like some advice regarding your COPD please click HERE and go to the third page where there are some helpful links. If you are having non-urgent issues regarding your COPD please also click the link and complete the full questionnaire; you can then email the document to us. If it is urgent please click HERE and follow the instructions.

Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) - If you have a skin lesion that you think may need minor surgery, e.g mole or cyst then please click HERE and complete the questionnaire. You may email this back to us or print it and post it to us. 

High Cholesterol - If your cholesterol is high or you would like general advice on the best way to keep your levels down please click HERE. It will provide you with a list of good and bad fats and what is best for you to eat. 

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. 

Weight Management - If you would like advice on how to manage your weight, whether that be your are over or underweight then please click HERE. This will guide you to an NHS page that will provide information and plans for people that are considered overweight and underweight. 

 TAKE CONTROL – MANAGE YOUR SYMPTOMS



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