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NHS Inform

Symptoms and self-help

Includes information on common symptoms and guidance for self-help. Please note that these links will direct you to the NHs Inform website.

A to Z 

A to Z of symptoms – including headache, stomach ache and flu

Body parts 

Symptoms and self-help guides by body part

Self-help guides 

Search for self-help guides by name

Illnesses and conditions

Identifying, treating and managing different types of illnesses, infections, injuries and disorders

Cancer Information on different cancer types and advice on living with cancer

Diabetes Includes type 1 and 2 diabetes, and diabetic retinopathy

Ears, nose and throat Includes earache, sore throat, vertigo and laryngitis

Eyes Includes conjunctivitis and deafblindness

Glands Includes underactive thyroid, overactive thyroid and swollen glands

Heart and blood vessels Includes heart attacks, heart disease, angina and blood clots

Immune system Includes allergies, hay fever, HIV and AIDS

Infections and poisoning Includes colds, flu, norovirus, chickenpox and measles

Injuries How to look after burns, cuts, bites, sprains and strains, and head injuries

Kidneys, bladder and prostate Includes kidney stones, cystitis, urinary tract infections and incontinence

Lungs and airways Includes coughs, asthma, bronchitis and COPDMental health Includes stress, depression, insomnia and eating disorders

Mouth Includes toothache, mouth ulcers, gum disease and dental absesses

Muscle, bone and joints Includes sprains, strains and broken bones

Nutritional Includes obesity, malnutrition and iron deficiency anaemia

Pregnancy and childbirth Includes miscarriage, stillbirth and suddent infant death syndrome (SIDS)

Sexual and reproductive Includes sexually transmitted infections (STIs), erectile dysfunction and menopause

Skin, hair and nails Includes acne, psoriasis, ingrown toenails and warts and verrucas

Stomach, liver and gastrointestinal tract Includes indigestion, diarrhoea, coeliac disease and gastroenteritis