Did you know that no amount of antibiotics can cure your cold?
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'Helping Patients Become Self Care Aware'
The Self Care Forum (http://www.selfcareforum.org/) have produced a number of fact sheets for common ailments as a means of helping people to learn when it’s safe to self care and when they should seek medical assistance.
The fact sheets tell people the natural history of symptoms under normal circumstances, and what to look out for when they're no longer normal. The fact sheets are designed for use during a self care aware consultation that informs, educates and supports people to help build their confidence, alerts them to red flag symptoms that could lead to early detection of serious disease and helps to reduce re-consultations. They have been produced with patient and professional input and reviewed by GP experts in the given topics.
The fact sheets can be found at: http://www.selfcareforum.org/fact-sheets
TAKE CONTROL – MANAGE YOUR SYMPTOMS
For advice on softening ear wax and preparing for ear syringing Advice on ear wax
Medicine Sick Day Rules
When you are unwell with any of the following;
- Vomiting or diarrhoea (unless only minor)
- Fevers, sweats, shaking
Then STOP taking the medicines listed below:
- ACE Inhibitors: Medicine names ending in 'pril' e.g. lisinopril, perindopril, ramipril
- ARB's: Medicine name ending in 'sartan' e.g. losartan, candesartan, valsartan
- NSAIDs: Anti-inflammatory pain killers e.g. ibubrofen, diclofenac, naproxen
- Diuretics: Sometimes called 'water pills' e.g. furosemide, spironolactone, indapamide, bendroflumethiazide
- Metformin: A medinie for diabetes
Restart when you are well (after 24-48 hours of eating or drinling normally).
If you are in any doubt, please contact us or your pharmacist.