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Self Care


In Scotland we are fortunate in having immediate access to a complete range of high quality health services.  If these health services are to work effectively, it is important that they are used properly.  For this to happen, all of us – both health care professionals and members of the general public – have to make certain choices and decisions about how best to deal with illness.


‘Self Care’ is what you can choose to do for your own health and well-being, by:



illnesses and complaints.





In the next few pages you will find descriptions of a range of commonly occurring illnesses, together with advice about what you can do yourself to treat these conditions,  that is to ‘self care’.   If, however, you find that ‘self care’ is not enough, then you should contact the surgery to get further advice.







If you are already taking any medicines, or suffer from any medical conditions, consult your Doctor or Pharmacist before taking any medicine – even if they are mentioned in the ‘Self Care Guide’.