Health Advice and Self-Care

Advice and support for other conditions

Ear Wax

Click here to download our leaflet about removing excessive ear wax.

There is more information on our Ear Care Page

Links to Advice about Common Conditions

Pneumococcal Disease - What is it?, Treatments, Who does it affect?, Immunisation programme

Shingles - What is it?,Symptoms, Treatments, Immunisation

Ear Care - how to treat ear wax.


Vaginal Swab Tests

Guidance for taking your own swabs

It is possible for you to take swabs at home.

Following discussion with your doctor you may be given one or two swabs with associated labels, forms and bags.

We have created instructions and photographs on this website to show you what to do. Follow the links for the type of swab you have been given.

It is a good idea to read and familiarise yourself with the instructions before starting.