Take care of your­self this win­ter

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A HEALTH group is re­mind­ing peo­ple that self-care is a good way to stay well and healthy this win­ter.

The NHS Chiltern Clin­i­cal Com­mis­sion­ing Group (CCG) is sup­port­ing the na­tional Self-Care Week to help raise aware­ness of the ben­e­fits of self-care and what peo­ple can do to take care of their own health at home.

Clin­i­cal com­mis­sion­ing di­rec­tor in ur­gent care at Chiltern CCG, Dr Re­becca Mal­lard-Smith, said: “If you do catch a win­ter ail­ment such as a cough, cold or sore throat you can take care of your­self by keep­ing warm and drink­ing plenty of flu­ids. Most colds are not se­ri­ous and get bet­ter by them­selves. Over the counter medicines such as parac­eta­mol can help with symp­tom re­lief and a phar­ma­cist can of­fer ad­vice if peo­ple need it.”

If a con­di­tion per­sists peo­ple are ad­vised to see their GP or con­tact NHS 111 for ad­vice.

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