Self Care

Lots of problems can be treated just by looking after yourself.  Home is often the best place when you’re feeling unwell.

Making sure you have over-the-counter products such as painkillers, antiseptics and plasters in your medicine cupboard means that if you or your family becomes unwell, you have something to help.

Drinking plenty of water is a good way to help you get better if you are feeling unwell.  Avoid fizzy drinks and pure fruit juices.

Getting plenty of rest can also help.

Did you know:

  • Viruses that cause coughs, colds and sore throats cannot be treated by antibiotics
  • Maintaining a healthy diet and taking plenty of exercise can help you keep fit and well
  • Eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day and drinking lots of fluids may help protect you from a number of preventable illnesses