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How do I know if I have Coronavirus?

People who are showing particular symptoms are being told to self-isolate in order to stop the coronavirus from spreading further.

If you have a fever or a persistent cough, you should stay at home for seven days. The people you live with should stay at home for 14 days, and have food and medicine delivered.

But how do you know if you’re just ill, feeling a bit ropey or if you have the symptoms of coronavirus? What do the symptoms of coronavirus feel like?

Please click on the link below to watch the video

How do I know if I have Coronavirus?

Instructions on Video Consultations

If you have an appointment via video consultation, you will receive a text message with a link from your Practice. All you need to do is click the link in your text message on the phone to be waiting on the video system at your appointment time.

Clicking earlier is OK, although the clinician won’t join until the appointment time.

Please be ready for your appointment time. If you are going to be late, please call reception to let the doctor know.

The clinician may be running late. If this is the case, please wait on the line until they are free.

You need to have a smartphone either with working Wi-Fi or internet connection on your phone.

iPhones running older software that has not been updated (iOS 12 and earlier) will need to download the Whereby app to join the consultation)

Please click on the link below to watch the video on how to access video appointment

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Please click on the link below for more details:

How to Video Consult

Covid-19

If you’ve been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus in the last 14 days– see our coronavirus advice for travellers

Please do NOT leave the house. Please do NOT book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice.

Instead, use NHS 111 online services click on the link (https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19) or ring 111 if:

  • You have been in the high risk countries in the last 14 days and develop cough, fever or shortness of breath; or
  • you’ve been in close contact with someone with coronavirus

 

Manage your Hay Fever this Spring

Hay fever is caused by an allergy to pollen. The symptoms of hay fever are caused when a person has an allergic reaction to pollen. Common hay fever symptoms are:

  • a runny, itchy and/or blocked nose
  • sneezing
  • itchy eyes

Pollen is a fine powder released by plants as part of their reproductive cycle. Pollen contains proteins that can cause the nose, eyes, throat and sinuses to become swollen, irritated and inflamed.

How to treat hay fever

Many hay fever symptoms can be controlled with over-the-counter medication at your local pharmacy.

  • Steroid nasal sprayshelp to prevent or reduce inflammation in the lining of the nose and some can help to relieve watery eyes.
    Available from your local pharmacy.
  • Antihistamineshelp to relieve a runny nose, sneezing, itching and watery eyes. Some types of antihistamines make you drowsy and are best taken before bed. Newer antihistamines are less likely to make you drowsy and are a common choice for children and people with milder or occasional symptoms of hay fever.
    Available from your local pharmacy.
  • Decongestant nasal sprays and tabletsare used to unblock the nose. They should never be taken for more than a few days at a time.
    Available from your local pharmacy.
  • Eye dropscan be used to treat itchy or watery eyes.
    Available from your local pharmacy.

If none of the above treatments are effective for you, please book an appointment to discuss other treatments.

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