Self-care is recommended when you have a minor condition which doesn’t normally need medical care (from a doctor or nurse) or any treatment in order to get better.
Coughs and colds
You can often treat a cold without seeing a GP. You should begin to feel better in about a week or 2.
Sprains and strains
Sprains and strains are common injuries affecting the muscles and ligaments. Most can be treated at home.
Sore throats are very common and usually nothing to worry about. They normally get better by themselves within a week.
Sinusitis is swelling of the sinuses, usually caused by an infection. It's common and usually clears up on its own within 2/3 weeks.
Earache and ear pain is common, particularly in young children. It can be painful, but is not usually a sign of any serious problems.
Constipation is common and it affects people of all ages. You can usually treat it at home with simple changes to your diet and lifestyle.