Self-care for minor ailments
For many common illnesses, there is no need to see or speak to your doctor initially. The NHS UK website has very useful information about self-care, when to speak to your pharmacist and when to speak to your GP or go to A+E. Please see below for links for specific medical problems:
Bacterial Vaginosis. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/bacterial-vaginosis/
Cuts and grazes https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cuts-and-grazes/
Ear wax build up https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/earwax-build-up/
Eye symptoms - conjunctivitis, blepharitis, stye
Our local musculoskeletal service’s website includes information on different joint pains and strains and you can also self-refer to their service using the website, without needing a GP appointment first: https://sussexmskpartnershipcentral.co.uk/for-patients/
There is an additional website specifically to help you with shoulder problems. https://www.shoulderdoc.co.uk
Please note if you are seeking help for pain after having an accident or injury please attend minor injuries unit in Horsham (open Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm) or A+E open 24/7.
Nose bleeds. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nosebleed/
Sore throat https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/sore-throat/
Weight loss, exercise and lifestyle advice https://horsham.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk
The Horsham wellbeing hub can offer support on a number of things from weight loss to helping reduce your alcohol consumption. Please look at their website for further information and to self-refer to them for specific workshops.