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SELF HELP
Welcome to talkhealth
talkhealth is one of the UK’s leading online social health communities, providing FREE interactive support and information on a wide range of health conditions and subjects. It is a platform for you to ‘have your say’ on current health issues and a place to find in-depth and trusted information. talkhealth allows you the opportunity to take control in decisions concerning your health and wellbeing in a positive way.
SYMPTOM CHECKERS
Abdominal pain
Back injury
Bites and stings
Breathing problems
Burns, scalds  and electric shock
Chest and back pain
Chest injury
Colds and flu
Collapse
Confusion
Contraceptive enquiry
Dental problems
Dizziness and light headedness
Earache
Eye problems
Facial injury
Female  sexual health
Foreign body
General assessment
General illness in adults
General illness in children
Hay fever and minor aergies
Head injury
Headache
Health enquiry
Health information
Joint pain and swelling
Leg pain
Limb injury
Male sexual health
Medicines
Mental health
Mouth problems
Neck pain
Nose bleed
Pregnancy problems
Rashes and skin problems
Rectal bleeding
Swallowed or inhaled object or substance
Urinary problems
Wounds

Click the link at the bottom of this section to access the NHS Choices Symptom Checker on-line. The tool is designed to check your symptoms and give advice on what to do next. It's faster than phoning and a nurse can call you back for free if required. Alternatively, call 111 for non-urgent medical advice.
NHS 111 is a new service that has been introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS HEALTHCARE SERVICES. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.
RING 111
IF ITS LESS THAN AN EMERGENCY
WHEN YOU NEED ADVICE FAST
OR IF THE SURGERY IS CLOSED
Many minor ailments and self-limiting illnesses can be dealt with at home or by visiting a pharmacist for advice. You can find things out on-line and if you are unsure about what to do, contact the NHS 111 service by dialling 1-1-1.  It is necessary to sometimes err on the safe side and seek early qualified medical advice - especially in the case of vulnerable patients such as the elderly and very young. However, where ailments do not raise concerns, to help get a better service when you need it,  you could consider an appropriate alternative to a GP appointment .
MINOR AILMENT
Your local Pharmacist may be able to help
You can use the scheme if you are registered with a GP surgery in the Hull area, don't pay for your prescriptions and are suffering from one of the following conditions set out below:

The service is confidential as pharmacists are bound by NHS confidentiality Regulations and the Data Protection Act. You should take evidence of your identity - eg NHS number. You may still need to visit your GP if the pharmacist advises this or if you need to obtain medication that can only be issued on prescription.

The service is available from participating pharmacies at the times specified by them.

ACNE
ATHLETES FOOT
COLD SORES
CONSTIPATION
COUGHS AND COLDS
CYSTITIS
DANDRUFF
DIARRHOEA
EARACHE
ECZEMA
EYE CONDITIONS
HAEMORRHOIDS
HAY FEVER
HEADLICE
AN ALTERNATIVE TO
RINGING THE SURGERY FOR MINOR AILMENTS.

GET ADVICE FAST
SEARCH NHS CHOICES