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.

 

Headaches

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Headaches are usually nothing to worry about and can be treated at home. You should seek medical advice if they become more frequent, or are accompanied by more serious symptoms.

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Heartburn and indigestion

24th September 2021
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Heartburn and indigestion can be very uncomfortable, and the symptoms might last for longer than you'd expect. The good news is that you can usually treat it yourself at home.

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Lower back pain

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Lower back pain can be a real problem - but there are things you can do to treat it at home, with the help of your pharmacist.

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Ear infections

23rd September 2021
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Ear infections can be really painful, whatever your age, but are rarely serious. Our video explains how you can treat them yourself at home.

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Sore throat

23rd September 2021
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You can usually treat a sore throat at home, with help from your pharmacist - but you should seek medical advice if you have more severe symptoms.

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Sprains and strains

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If you have a strain or sprain, in most cases you can treat it yourself at home by following PRICE - Protect, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevate.

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