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Doctor’s Advice

Common ailments don’t always require a visit to the doctor.  Below is a list of them with links to useful information that may save you visiting the doctor.


Cold

Colds are caused by a virus, so they can’t be treated with antibiotics. Click on Read More below for information on Colds  and on what to do.
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Cough

A cough often follows a cold, and most don’t need an antibiotic – even though they can last up to three weeks. Click on Read More below for information on Coughs and advice on what to do.
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Earache

Earache can be a sharp, dull or burning ear pain that comes and goes or is constant. One or both ears may be affected.  Click on Read More below for more information on Earache and advice on what to do.
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Flu

Influenza is a severe virus that comes on suddenly, and makes you feel very unwell. You need your bed, not an antibiotic. Click on Read More below for information on Flu and advice on what to do.
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Rash

A rash can have a range of possible causes – here’s what to look out for. Click on Read More below for information on Rash and  advice on what to do.
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Temperature

Colds or flu often cause a high temperature or a fever, but these can also be a sign of more serious conditions. Click on Read More below for information on Temperature and advice on what to do.
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Tummy

Vomiting and diarrhoea are usually picked up as a bug from a sick person or from food. Antibiotics won’t help but these simple steps will.  Click on Read More below for information on Tummy upset and advice on what to do.
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