Trosnant Lodge

Self help and useful information

As well as our practice, there are many other local NHS services you can contact for health advice, information or treatment.

Before you contact an NHS service, remember that self-care is recommended for many minor conditions or ailments, and medical care from a doctor is often not required.

Please use the handy guides, provided by the doctors from Trosnant Lodge, for advice on how to manage some of these common ailments.

You can also obtain medication for free from the pharmacy for lots of these conditions under the common ailment scheme.

Please be advised, that you may be directed to these self-help guides if you contact the surgery for an appointment for something that can be managed at home and does not require an appointment. 

Antibiotics – Information and Guidance

IMPORTANT – If you have been prescribed antibiotics, you should only contact the surgery for further advice once you have completed the full course OR if your symptoms have become ... [continue] Antibiotics – Information and Guidance

Colds and Flu

You can treat a cold without seeing a doctor. Cold symptoms usually come on gradually over 2-3 days and the main symptoms include: A blocked or runny nose Sneezing A ... [continue] Colds and Flu

Diarrhoea and/or Vomiting

Diarrhoea and vomiting are common in adults, children and babies. They’re often caused by a stomach bug and should stop in a few days. The advice is the same if ... [continue] Diarrhoea and/or Vomiting


Earache and pain is common, especially in young children. It can be painful but is not usually a sign of anything serious. How long earache lasts depends on what is ... [continue] Earache


Hay fever is a common allergy that causes sneezing, coughing and itchy eyes. It is an allergic reaction to the fine powder that plants produce, called pollen, usually when it ... [continue] Hayfever


Most headaches go away on their own and are not a sign of something more serious. They can last 30 minutes, several hours or sometimes several days. Common causes of ... [continue] Headache

Painful, Heavy, Irregular or Missed Periods

If you are having problems with your period and they are affecting your lift, there is help and support available. Before you see a clinician about your period problems, it ... [continue] Painful, Heavy, Irregular or Missed Periods

Stocking Your Medicine Cabinet

In some cases, minor conditions can be treated with over the counter medications. We recommend keeping the following in your medicine cabinet or first aid kit at home: Paracetamol and ... [continue] Stocking Your Medicine Cabinet

Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 20th June, 2024