Keep well and take care this winter - The Evesham Observer

Keep well and take care this winter

Evesham Editorial 26th Jan, 2019   0

PEOPLE in Evesham and Pershore are being encouraged to take better care of themselves and their family over winter when seasonal illnesses increase.

Local doctors say that at this time of year there is always an increase in winter ailments such as colds and flu.

They say you catch one of those, often the best treatment is staying at home, keeping warm and drinking plenty of fluids.

Taking paracetamol or ibuprofen can also reduce your temperature and ease any aches and pains.




Over the counter medicines can help with symptom relief and a pharmacist can offer advice if you need it. It’s also worth remembering that antibiotics don’t work on most winter illnesses like colds and flu as these are viral infections and antibiotics don’t work against viruses.

If you need further advice, you can call 111, the free NHS Service, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for fast medical advice when it’s not an emergency.


If you’re coughing and sneezing, make sure that you use a tissue and discard it in the bin as soon as possible, then wash your hands with warm soapy water.

If you’re coughing and sneezing, make sure you use a tissue and discard the tissue in the bin as soon as possible, then wash your hands with warm soapy water.

Dr Carl Ellson said: “It is important that people understand about self care, especially during winter when seasonal illnesses increase.

“Knowing how to take medicines, treat minor ailments and seek help when it is needed is vital to helping people look after their health and wellbeing.”

For more information about staying well this winter, visit www.worcestershire.nhs.uk/winter

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