Is it only me that worries when their child is unwell, not only about what they could have and how I could help, but also about wasting doctors time!
I’m such a worry wort, I concern myself that if I keep going to the doctors surgery, they’ll start to think I’m crazy and not take anything seriously!
I’m always Googling (I know I shouldn’t), so when I found out about Caidr, a new app which enables you to check symptoms, Google took a back seat!
Did you know a recent survey of 2000 people, showed that nearly half of those questioned, wanted more information about common symptoms of self-treatable conditions, and how long they should expect the symptoms to last before feeling better?
I’m definitely one of those people-one of the first things I search for in Google, is how long until I can expect to feel better, which is usually met with an absolute ton of links that don’t answer my question!
Self-treatable conditions are being discussed at an estimated 57 million GP appointments and 3.7 million A&E visits each year-which appears to be because of the lack of information being sought via other channels.
So how does Caidr work?
Caidr provides information about medical ailments in the form of a user-friendly smartphone app, by asking the user a series of questions, then producing information and suggestions based on the answers that have been selected. It provides information on minor ailments, alongside suggesting self-care and advice on referral to a pharmacist, optician or doctor when necessary.
Developed in-house by Clinova in consultation with a team of UK-based healthcare professionals, Caidr can help diagnose ear infections, colds and the flu, but also can advise on serious illnesses too.
The need for self care is more urgent than ever-with GP surgeries and A&E services stretched to their limit, the Royal College of GP’s (RCGP) is urging the public to follow the”three before GP” mantra, to relieve the pressure on the doctors, enabling them to deal with more serious illnesses.
- Check if the problem could be treated through self-care.
- Seek help from reputable online resources.
- Get assistance from a pharmacist.
Caidr’s app-available to download for free on both Google Play and the App Store, enables you to do steps one and two from the comfort of your own home, and your own phone-by checking if your symptoms can be treated yourself, by your own reputable online sourse-Caidr!
And because Caidr will inform you if they think you need to speak to someone else-you’ll know whether your symptoms are serious enough to need to visit a pharmacista.
O.R.S Hydration Tablets
Obviously there are times, when you know just what is wrong with your body-especially after a tummy bug, during spells of hot weather when you may have inadvertently forgotten to drink some extra water, or even after a cheeky night out with friends when you overdid it on the wine!
That’s where O.R.S Hydration Tablets come in-to help hydrate your body and enable it to function normally again!
Suitable for adults and children, O.R.S tablets dissolve in water, and come in three tasty flavours; Lemon, Blackcurrant and Strawberry (seriously, thank god for strawberry flavoured anything-the children won’t take anything that doesn’t taste of strawberry!)
The tablets themselves, contain a balanced combination of electrolytes, glucose and minerals, to replenish the body’s fluids and salts and help maintain a healthy fluid balance.
And in actual fact, oral rehydration solutions are on the World Health Organisation’s list of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system, and should be a hero product in every family’s first aid kit!
Packaged in handy tubes, they are available in 12 and 24 tablet tubes, retailing at £3.50, and £4.99 respectively, and are available from Amazon, Ocado, Morrisons Pharmacy, Tesco, Boots, and chemists and supermarkets nationwide.
Further information on O.R.S Hydration Tablets can be found at www.ors.uk.com.
So there you have it-not only an amazing app available for you to apply some self-care to treatable-at-home symptoms, but also some awesome rehydration supplements for when you need them!
Make sure you check out the websites above for more information!