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Children may seem unwell for a variety of reasons and sometimes all you need is some medical advice to help you to decide what care is best for them.
The Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Groups have commissioned www.childhealthberkshirewest.nhs.uk - a website that puts the right information at your fingertips.
It is easy to use and available in the four languages most used in Berkshire West; English, Urdu, Polish and Punjabi. The website offers onscreen advice for the most common childhood illnesses most likely to affect a child under five. There is also an audio assistant in both English and Polish.
So, if you’ve ever been awake in the middle of the night with a sick child and not sure what the matter is, or you recognize your child’s symptoms and just want some reassurance that you are providing the right care, then go to the Berkshire West Common Childhood Illnesses website for immediate advice.
Click the Link below and take look…, you’ll be glad you did!
Cold weather can be bad for our health, easpecially for people aged 65 and over. As we age it takes longer to warm up, which raises the risk of increased blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes.
There are easy things that you can do to help you stay healthy over the winter.
Heat your home to at least 18°C (65°F). You may prefer your main living room to be slightly warmer. Keep your bedroom window closed on a winter’s night. Breathing in cold air can increase the risk of chest infections.
There are grants, benefits and sources of advice available to make your home more energy efficient, improve your heating or help with bills. View the Keep Warm Keep Well booklet online to learn more www.gov.uk/phe/keep-warm
Contact your GP to get your free flu jab if you are aged 65 or over, live in a residential or nursing home, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person. NHS Choices provides information about flu. Visit www.nhs.uk/flu to learn more.
Don’t delay in getting treatment for minor winter ailments like colds or sore throats. Visit your local pharmacist for advice on treatment before it gets worse so you can recover quicker.
Layer your clothing whether you are indoors or outside. Wrap a scarf around your mouth to protect your lungs from the cold air.
Wear shoes with a good grip if you need to go outside.
When you’re indoors, try not to sit still for more than an hour or so. Get up, stretch your legs and make yourself a warm drink.
Have your heating and cooking appliances checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer to make sure they are operating safely.
Contact your water and power suppliers to see if you can be on the Priority Services Register, a service for older and disabled people.
For more information about how to stay warm and well in winter visit Age UK’s website www.ageuk.org.uk/winterprep or call 0800 587 0668.
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