How To Treat Common Ailments

ALWAYS CONSULT A DOCTOR OR OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL IF YOU REQUIRE MEDICAL HELP, however, for common problems, you may be able to help yourself.  Here’s how:


Don’t forget your local Pharmacy – they may be able to help.  Click here to see how.

Otherwise, try these home pages if you aren’t sure where to start: 

Health A to Z  (NHS)          Click here

NHS Choices  (NHS)          Click here

LiveWell  (NHS)                  Click here

LiveWell  (Cheshire East)  Click here

Seven Steps to Self-Care  Click here              Click here

Here is a list of the common ailments that can be safely self managed. We have grouped together 2 websites that can give you further information about how to manage each condition – NHS Choices and 

Common ailments that can be self managed in alphabetical order:

AcneNHS Choices
Athlete’s footNHS Choices
Back painNHS Choices
Cold soresNHS Choices
Common ColdNHS Choices
ConjunctivitisNHS Choices
ConstipationNHS Choices
CoughNHS Choices
Cradle capNHS Choices
CystitisNHS Choices
DandruffNHS Choices
DermatitisNHS Choices
DiarrhoeaNHS Choices
Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)NHS Choices
EaracheNHS Choices
GingivitisNHS Choices  
HaemorrhoidsNHS Choices
HayfeverNHS Choices
Head liceNHS Choices
HeadacheNHS Choices
Heartburn & IndigestionNHS Choices
Infantile colicNHS Choices
InfluenzaNHS Choices
Insect bitesNHS Choices
MigraineNHS Choices
Mouth ulcersNHS Choices
Muscular painNHS Choices  
Nail infectionNHS Choices
Nappy rashNHS Choices
Nasal congestionNHS Choices
Oral thrushNHS Choices
PsoriasisNHS Choices
Sore throatNHS Choices
Sprains and strainsNHS Choices
TeethingNHS Choices  
ThreadwormNHS Choices
ThrushNHS Choices
Travel sicknessNHS Choices
Warts and VerrucasNHS Choices

informationWho supplies the information for this website?
There are many sources of information now available to us all on the internet, what we have endeavoured to do with this site is to bring together reliable sources of information from NHS Choices (National Health Service), BBC Health as well as links to patient and carer organisations, charities and others that we feel can be trusted.