coldWe are keen to help patients improve on self help and hope that the following information will offer some insight into that.

Take a look and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and wellbeing. Please encourage others to look here too.

Here is a list of ailments that can be safely self managed. You will see that you can take a look via the hyperlink at the other websites which can offer you further information about managing your condition.

Self Care Forum: helping people take care of themselves

You can also view information on local health services available at MyHealth Devon

For answers to your symptoms, advice on self-care and to find the right healthcare locally, you can visit NHS 111.

Medication information, self-help & common ailments that can be self managed :

B

Back pain

NHS Choices

C

Cholesterol

NHS choices

Cold sores

NHS Choices

Common Cold

NHS Choices

Conjunctivitis

NHS Choices

Information Leaflet

Constipation

NHS Choices

Contraception

Contraception Choices

Cough

NHS Choices

Information Leaflet

D

Diarrhoea

NHS Choices

Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)

NHS Choices

Drugs & Alcohol

Together Drugs & Alcohol Service

Y-Smart

E

Earache

NHS Choices

Ear Wax

Information Leaflet

F

Family Support

Devon Advice Line

Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying Information

H

Haemorrhoids

NHS Choices  

Hayfever

NHS Choices

Headache

NHS Choices

Head lice

NHS Choices

Heartburn & Indigestion

NHS Choices

Healthy Lifestyle From Home

Improve your health and fitness from the
comfort of your own home with the help of
South Devon NHS Foundation Trust's
Healthy Lifestyles team online.

Visit the website / Facebook page

I

Influenza

NHS Choices

Information Leaflet

Insect bites

NHS Choices

Insomnia & Sleeping Tablets

Sleeping Tablet Letter

M

Mental Health

Devon Mental Health Website

Talkworks - Talking Therapies

Migraine

NHS Choices

N

Nasal congestion

NHS Choices

Nappy rash

NHS Choices

P

Pain

Chronic Pain & Opiates

Video: Understanding Pain in 5 Minutes

 

Pregnancy & Morning Sickness

Nhs.uk

PSA testing and prostate cance

Public Health England

S

Sexual Health

C-Card System

SHiP - Online STI test kit

Sinusitis

NHS Choices

Sore throat

NHS Choices

Information Leaflet

Sprains and strains

NHS Choices

T

Thrush

NHS Choices

W

Warts and Verrucas

NHS Choices

Worms

NHS Choices

Y

Young People

ChatHealth

Young Devon

Kooth

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