Self-care is about understanding how you can look after yourself, when a pharmacist can help, and when to get advice from your GP or another health professional. If you have a long-term condition, self-care is about understanding that condition and how to live with it.
Self-care is recommended when you have a minor condition which doesn’t normally need medical care (from a doctor or nurse) or any treatment in order to get better.
Self-care often involves taking remedies or pills, or simply staying at home and resting until your illness goes away of its own accord. For advice on what medicines to buy, visit your local pharmacy.