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Live Well

Self-care is the best choice to treat minor illnesses and injuries. A large range of common illnesses and injuries can be treated at home simply with over-the-counter medicines and plenty of rest.  Helpful self care information can be found at this link: http://www.choosewellmanchester.org.uk/

Most of us will probably have a cold this winter and some of us will have flu. Find out how to look after yourself if these viruses affect you.

The main symptoms of winter bugs are coughing, sneezing, blocked nose, sore throat, headache and a slight temperature. If these are the only symptoms you have, it's unlikely that your GP will be able to do anything - in most cases, antibiotics (which are used to treat bacterial infections) aren't necessary.

You may want to visit your local pharmacy, where you can get advice on how to manage the symptoms and buy over-the-counter medicine.

Don't pass it on



    1. CATCH IT Germs spread easily. Always carry tissues and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.

    1. BIN IT Germs can live for several hours on tissues. Dispose of your tissue as soon as possible.

    1. KILL IT Hands can transfer germs to every surface you touch. Clean your hands as soon as you can.

    1. Get rest and eat well



 

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