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Self Care

What is self-care?

Self-Referral

Self-care refers to the actions we take to recognise, treat and manage our own health. It’s about doing small, everyday things for yourself to keep healthy and happy.

What are the benefits?

Self-care is good for you and for the NHS. There are lots of benefits to self-care. We believe it’s:

Quicker

No need to wait for a GP appointment. You can buy the medicines you need over the counter at your local pharmacy or supermarket and have them ready to use at home.

EASIER

Many treatments can be bought without the need for a prescription at your local pharmacy or supermarket, often for much less than a prescription charge

SIMPLE

Advice and information about self-care is widely available online. You can also call into any pharmacy for advice on the best treatment for your minor illness.

Considerate

Self-care helps relieve pressures on GP practices, A&E and could potentially save the NHS around £136m every year.

Where can I go for advice?

https://www.derbyandderbyshireccg.nhs.uk/staywelld...

Here are some common ailments that can often be self-managed.

There is a link attached to each condition which may provide lots of useful self-care information.

Condition

(in alphabetical order)

Web link

A

Acid reflux

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-heartburn

Acne

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-acne

Ankle pain

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-ankle-pain

Anxiety

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-anxiety

Athletes foot

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-athletes-foot

B

Back pain

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-back-pain

Bacterial vaginosis

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-bacterial-vaginosis

Bites and stings

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-bites-and-stings

Bladder infection -men

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-cystitis-in-men

Bladder infection -women

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-cystitis-in-women

Blood in urine - men

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-blood-in-the-urine-for-men

Blood in urine - women

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-blood-in-the-urine-for-women

Breast problems - men

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-breast-problems-in-men

Breast problems - women

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-breast-problems-in-women

Breathing problems

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-breathing-problems

C

Cold or flu

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-cold-or-flu

Cold sores

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-cold-sores

Conjunctivitis

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-eye-problem

Constipation

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-constipation

Contact dermatitis

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-contact-dermatitis

Contraception

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-contraception

Coughs

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-coughs

Crabs

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-pubic-lice

Cystitis - men

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-cystitis-in-men

Cystitis- women

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-cystitis-in-women

D

Dandruff

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-dandruff

Depression

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-depression

Diarrhoea

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-vomiting-and-diarrhoea

Difficulty passing urine

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-difficulty-passing-urine

Difficulty sleeping

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-difficulty-sleeping

E

Earache

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-earache

Eczema

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-eczema

Elbow pain

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-elbow-pain

Erection difficulties

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-erection-difficulties

Excessive sweating

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-excessive-sweating

Eye problem

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-eye-problem

F

Family planning

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-contraception

Flu

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-cold-or-flu

Food poisoning

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-vomiting-and-diarrhoea

Foot pain

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-foot-pain

Frozen shoulder

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-shoulder-pain

Fungal foot infection

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-athletes-foot

Fungal nail infection

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-fungal-nail-infection

G

Gastritis

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-fungal-nail-infection

Gastroenteritis

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-vomiting-and-diarrhoea

Genital herpes - men

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-genital-herpes-in-men

Genital herpes - women

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-genital-herpes-in-women

Genital warts - men

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-genital-warts-in-men

Genital warts - women

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-genital-warts-in-women

Golfer’s elbow

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-elbow-pain

H

Hand pain

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-hand-pain

Hay fever

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-hay-fever

Head Injury

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-head-injury

Headache

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-headache

Heartburn

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-heartburn

Hip pain

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-hip-pain

Hives

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-urticaria

I

Impetigo

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-impetigo

Impotence

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-erection-difficulties

Incontinence

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-urinary-incontinence

Indigestion

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-indigestion

Insomnia

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-difficulty-sleeping

Irritable bowel syndrome

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-irritable-bowel-syndrome

K

Knee pain

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-knee-pain

L

Laryngitis

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-sore-throat

Low mood

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-depression

M

Mastitis

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-mastitis

Migraine

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-migraine

Mouth Ulcer

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-mouth-ulcer

N

Neck pain

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-neck-pain

P

Panic attacks

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-panic-attacks

Periods - delaying

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-periods---delaying

Periods - heavy

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-periods---heavy

Periods - painful

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-periods---painful

Piles

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-rectal-bleeding

Pill (family planning)

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-contraception

Pubic lice

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-pubic-lice

R

Rash

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-rash

Rectal bleeding

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-rectal-bleeding

Ringworm

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-ringworm

Rosacea

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-rosacea

S

Scabies

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-scabies

Shin splints

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-shin-splints

Shoulder pain

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-shoulder-pain

Sinusitis

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-sinusitis

Snoring

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-snoring

Sore throat

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-sore-throat

Spots on penis

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-genital-herpes-in-men

Spots on vulva

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-genital-herpes-in-women

Sticky eye

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-eye-problem

Stye

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-stye

T

Tennis elbow

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-elbow-pain

Thrush

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-thrush

Tonsilitis

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-sore-throat

Travel advice

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-travel-advice

U

Urinary incontinence

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-urinary-incontinence

Urinary infection - men

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-cystitis-in-men

Urinary infection - women

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-cystitis-in-women

Urticaria

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-urticaria

V

Vaginal discharge

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-vaginal-discharge

Vomiting and diarrhoea

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-vomiting-and-diarrhoea

W

Warts and verrucae

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-warts-and-verrucae

Whiplash

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-neck-pain

Wrist pain

https://killamarshmedical.webgp.com/learn-wrist-pain

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Location & Contact

Killamarsh Medical Practice
209 Sheffield Road
Killamarsh
Sheffield
S21 1DX
Tel: 0114 2510002

S21 1DX
Opening Hours

Monday: 08.00 – 18.30
Tuesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Wednesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Thursday: 08.00 – 18.30
Friday: 08.00 – 18.30