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Minor Illness and Common Complaints

Physicians Associate 

Our Physicians Associate can help you with the following:-

  • Abdominal pain
  • Acne
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Asthma
  • Back pain 
  • Bites
  • Breathing difficulties 
  • Burns and scalds
  • Chest pain 
  • Flu symptoms 
  • Cold sores 
  • Conjunctivitis 
  • Constipation
  • Contraception - emergency 
  • Cough 
  • Dizziness 
  • Drug reaction 
  • Ear problems 
  • Eczema
  • Eye problems 
  • Fainting 
  • Falls
  • Fungal infections 
  • Hand foot and mouth
  • Headache - acute 
  • Head injury
  • IBS
  • Indigestion 
  • Ingrowing toenail 
  • Leg pain
  • Menstruation problems 
  • Neck pain
  • Oedema/swollen ankles
  • Palpitations
  • Piles 

Our triage nurses have had specialist training in common ailments and holds a daily clinic. The following is a list of conditions that the nurse is able to give you advice or treatment (including antibiotics if these are necessary). You can also get further advice from http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/checksymptomshttp://

You may telephone and make an appointment with her for any of the ailments listed below.

Ear nose and throat

Sore throat
Sinusitis
Cough, colds, flu & other minor illness
Cold sores
Fever
Nose bleeds
Hay fever
Mouth ulcers

Skin/Nails & eyes

Sore eyes
Styes
Rashes
Scabies
Eczema
Warts/verrucae
Bites & stings
Sunburn
Mouth problems
Nail infections
Impetigo
Chicken pox & other childhood illnesses

Abdomen

Diarrhoea & vomiting
Constipation
Urinary infections (UTI)
Cystitis
Threadworms
Balanitis

Woman's Health

Emergency contraception (unprotected sex)
General contraception
Vaginal discharge
Thrush symptoms
Mastitis
Period problems
Menopausal concerns

Minor Injuries

Burns
Wounds
Sprains
Injuries (minor) or joint pain due to injury
New back pain

Head

Minor head injuries
Head lice
Itchy scalp
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