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Self Care for Life – be healthy this winter

Am I using my inhaler correctly? (Inhaler Technique).  If you don’t use your inhaler correctly it won’t work properly.  These videos show you how to use your inhaler.

Did you know that it is usual for adults to have two to four colds a year while children are likely to have three to eight as their immune system is more susceptible to viral infections? That’s why, during winter, when seasonal illnesses are more frequent, it is important to take extra measures to stay well.

As part of Self Care Week 2014, we are encouraging people to choose healthy lifestyle options that will impact positively on their physical health, mental wellbeing and self-esteem.  Help to maintain health and ward off illness by eating sensibly, stop smoking, drinking in moderation and taking regular exercise

The Self Care  message is "Self care for life – be healthy this winter" which we are supporting.

 What are the Fact Sheets for?
The Self Care Forum Fact Sheets cover 13 common ailments and are aimed to  inform patients on issues around self care and on how to best handle the symptoms.  They provide patients with information around:

  • Useful facts
  • What patients can expect to happen (the natural history)
  • What people can do to help themselves – now and in the future
  • When to seek medical help (the ‘red flags’)
  • Where to find out more

Download the fact sheets below: 

1. Low Back Pain

2. Eczema

3. Heartburn and indigestion

4. Fever in children

5. Constipation

6. Headache and migraine

7. Coughs

8. Acne

9. Sprains and strains

10. Sore throat

11. Otitis media

12. Common cold

13. Sinusitis

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