For most minor illnesses and conditions there are lots of things you can do to manage your symptoms at home. Make sure you have a few basics, eg, pain killers, plasters and antiseptic cream on hand.
Remember to test for COVID-19 if you a fever (high temperature), cough, runny nose, sore throat or breathing problems. If you test positive, read more about what to do next.
Otherwise, we have information to guide you on how to look after yourself before asking for help. See our:
- Winter illnesses topics for information about managing colds, coughs, sore throats and aches and pains.
- Health A–Z section for information about specific health conditions
- Medications section for advice about medicines
- Hauora Wellbeing section for tips on exercise, mental health, managing long-term conditions and much more.
We also have a wide selection of videos on pages and a growing app library.