Our self-care campaign is all about empowering people to look after their own health. Below you will find some guidance videos on how to do this for some of the most common ailments and illnesses. If you need further advice/support, have more serious symptoms or need immediate care, you can contact NHS 111 Online at www.111.nhs.uk and answer a few simple questions to get the advice and help you need within minutes.

If you’re experiencing problems with your mental health there are a range of helpline services available. You can find more information about the helpline services in your area (opens in a new window) or through our Lancashire and South Cumbria dedicated Mental Health Support webpage.

 

How long common conditions last

29th September 2021
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Do you know how long common conditions usually last? Your community pharmacist can help you manage your symptoms and help you decide whether you need medical treatment for a huge range of common conditions.

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Managing long-term conditions

28th September 2021
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Cold weather makes symptoms of respiratory conditions worse. During the winter months, there are things you can do to help manage your long-term condition.

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Preventing falls

28th September 2021
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As we get older it’s not unusual to become unsteady on your feet and even though falling is quite common it can lead to serious injury and affect your confidence. Reduced muscle strength and balance can lead to a fall so taking part in exercise and…

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Medicine cabinet

24th September 2021
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It can cost less than £10 to fill your cabinet with recommended medicines and be prepared if you or a loved one fall ill. Find out more on the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/your-medicine-cabinet/ and visit 111 Online if you need…

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Chicken pox

24th September 2021
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Did you know? Ibuprofen can cause skin irritation so you shouldn't use it for chicken pox. You can manage it at home with help from your pharmacist for most cases, but you should contact your GP in some circumstances.

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Colds

24th September 2021
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A common cold usually isn't serious and can be treated at home with the help of your pharmacist. You should consider taking a Covid test, and you should make a GP appointment if you have more serious symptoms.

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Constipation

24th September 2021
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Constipation can be very painful and uncomfortable, but there are things you can do to help at home. You should make a GP appointment if you have more serious symptoms, and you can get advice and support from NHS 111.

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Coughs

24th September 2021
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If you're suffering from a cough that isn't Covid-related, you can treat it yourself with the help of over-the-counter medicines. Talk to your GP if it doesn't improve after three weeks, and seek urgent care through NHS 111 if you have more serious…

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Fever - children

24th September 2021
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When your child has a fever, it can be scary for parents and carers. Follow the simple steps explained in our video to help them through, and seek medical advice for more serious symptoms.

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