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Self Care Event in Sandbach

Representatives from Partnerships and Communities at Cheshire East Council are hosting a short, free event to promote Self Care and the Live Well website to local organisations and residents.  It will also be an opportunity for Cheshire East Council to listen to thoughts and views on any gaps in services which would enable individuals to live at home longer, and independently.

This event is for anyone  who works, lives or volunteers in Sandbach with an interest to promote Self Care and to hear about services and organisations in our community who can help you to live well.

Come along on:

Tuesday, 27 February 2018
10.00am until 11.30am
Sandbach Methodist Church, The Wesley Centre, Sandbach, CW11 1DG

If you have any queries or questions, please contact Sam Wilkinson, Community Development Officer on (01270) 685803.


You don’t need to see your GP for a common cold

The common cold, although frustrating, is a mild viral infection that usually clears up on its own within a week or two. In most cases there is no need to see your GP, however, your local Pharmacist may be able to advise on over-the-counter medications to help with your symptoms.

The main symptoms of a common cold include:

  • A blocked or runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Cough

There is no cure for the common cold, but there are things you can do to self-care at home;

  • Get some rest
  • Drink plenty of fluids and eat fruit and vegetables
  • Take over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, to reduce any fever
  • Use decongestant sprays, steam or tablets to relieve a blocked nose
  • Try remedies such as gargling salt water and sucking on menthol sweets

In general, a person is contagious a few days prior to any symptoms occurring until all their symptoms have gone.  There are a number of ways you can help stop the cold virus spreading:

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Always sneeze and cough into tissues
  • Clean surfaces regularly
  • Use your own cup, plates and cutlery
  • Don’t share towels or toys

You can find more information about coughs and colds and information on your nearest pharmacy at NHS Choices.