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You have been referred to this page by eConsult or the surgery

Your condition is best managed by trying self-care in the first instance

Does this service accept self-referral?

Self-referral is not applicable

How do I get to this service?

Visit the links above, download information leaflets below, or use the official NHS conditions A-Z guide .

We encourage patients to make up a home remedies box for self-care treatment at home.


  • Paracetamol
    For fever and pain
  • Anti-inflammatory pain killer
    For aches and pain, e.g., joints, periods pains, muscle aches. Ibuprofen is a common one
  • Antihistamines
    For allergies, hives (urticaria), itch. Common ones are piriton and clarityn
  • Antacids
    To help ease indigestion and heartburn. Seek advice if you need to take antacids regularly without a formal diagnosis
  • Creams
    A mild cortisone cream like hydrocortisone can help reduce inflammation caused by insect bites and eczema. Antiseptic creams can help reduce the risk of minor scrapes, cuts and bites becoming infected
  • Dressings
    A simple first aid kit with some plasters, basic dressings, scissors, tweezers (for removing stings and foreign bodies like splinters), is always useful.

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