Virtual PRG
School Road, Mawsley,
Kettering, NN14 1SN
enquiries@mawsleymedical.co.uk
Telephone us on  01536 791300

IMPORTANT PATIENT INFORMATION

 

ARE YOU A CARER?

Why not join Mawsley and Broughton Carers Group?

You will be able to chat with other carers over tea or coffee and hear from relevant speakers who understand the challenges you face. 

 

Next meeting will be in January and will be advertised here.

All welcome - you do not need to be a patient.

 

IF YOU ARE CALLING TO REQUEST BLOOD RESULTS PLEASE CALL AFTER 10AM TO ALLOW THE STAFF TO DEAL WITH CALLS REQUESTING SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS - THANK YOU

Practice closure dates for staff training - Surgery and dispensary will close at 12pm on these days 

 

 

5 December

16 January 2019

13 February 2019

13 March 2019

3 April 2019

15 May 2019

12 June 2019

10 July 2019

11 September 2019

9 October 2019

13 November 2019

4 December 2019

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HEALTH EDUCATIONAL TALKS ? SIGN UP AT www.kgh.nhs.uk/for-members/ or email membership.manager@kgh.nhs.uk

TALKS AVAILABLE ON GOUT, ORTHOPEDICS, 120 YEARS OF KGH, ARTHRITUS, CARDIOLOGY

SURGERY OPENING TIMES
Monday 8AM - 6PM
Tuesday 8AM - 6PM
Wednesday 8AM - 6PM
Thursday 8AM - 7.30PM
Friday 8AM - 6PM
We are closed at weekends
DISPENSARY OPENING TIMES
Monday 9AM - 12PM
1PM - 6PM
Tuesday 9AM - 12PM
1PM - 6PM
Wednesday 9AM - 12PM
1PM - 6PM
Thursday 9AM - 12PM
1PM - 6PM
Friday 9AM - 12PM
1PM - 6PM
We are closed at weekends

 

Colds and Runny Noses

Introduction
Colds start with feeling unwell, sniffing, runny and/or blocked nose. After 1 to 2 days the nose starts to run with a watery, clear fluid which then becomes thick and green. A high temperature does not occur with a normal cold but it can in small children. The nose is linked to the ears, sinuses and throat, therefore the cold can spread there. This can result in middle ear infection or sinusitis, often with a fever. There are more than 1,000 types of cold virus, so immunisation is not possible. There are no medicines against these viruses and antibiotics do not help either. You can only treat cold symptoms. A cold usually gets better after 5 to 10 days. If there is no fever, some-one with a cold may go out of doors as normal and need not be afraid of catching another cold on top.


Symptoms
A frequent and annoying cough may start because the mucus runs down the back of the throat and tickles the airways. Other symptoms linked with a cold are:

Sneezing
Hoarseness
Sore throat
Slightly raised body temperature


Treatment: What you can do for yourself
Keep the room well ventilated and sleep with the window open and your head slightly raised. Do not smoke.
If you are suffering from a blocked nose or blocked ears, rinse your nose with salt water or nose drops, suck a menthol sweet or gargle salt water or soluble Aspirin or Paracetamol. You may have to do this for more than a week. Drink plenty, take vitamin C (fresh orange) and decongestant.

http://patient.info/health/common-cold-and-other-upper-respiratory-tract-infections