When should I choose self care?
Self care is the best choice to treat minor illnesses and injuries such as:
- Sore throats
- Upset stomachs
- Aches and pains
- Minor cuts and burns
Open Day 20-07-2019
Broadway Health Center Patient Participation Group's work , such as the Gardening group and the walking group. Broadway Health Center works in partnership with the Best Choice Training to encourage young people to uptake up careers in the NHS and already have Apprentices in our Practice. Thrive in to work also had a stand. Thrive in work is based at the practice every Wednesday, they help patients with chronic illness to get back in to work.
Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be very unpleasant and sometimes lead to serious complications. It's now uncommon in the UK because of the effectiveness of vaccination.
Anyone can get measles if they haven't been vaccinated or they haven't had it before, although it's most common in young children.
The infection usually clears in around 7 to 10 days.
Symptoms of measles
The initial symptoms of measles develop around 10 days after you're infected.
These can include:
- cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, sneezing, and a cough
- sore, red eyes that may be sensitive to light
- a high temperature (fever), which may reach around 40˚C (104˚F)
- small greyish-white spots on the inside of the cheeks
A few days later, a red-brown blotchy rash will appear. This usually starts on the head or upper neck, before spreading outwards to the rest of the body.
For further information, visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/measles