Do I have the flu Doc?

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bah humbug

 

 

 

A very common question so HealthDirect (check your symptoms here) have put together an infographic.

 

 

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Infographic courtesy of
Healthdirect Australia

 

 

Remember, you probably don’t need antibiotics, but if you’re worried, we’re all here to help at Partridge Street General Practice!

 

DR NICK TELLIS

 

 

Your Specialist In Life

DR NICK MOUKTAROUDIS

 

 

DR GARETH BOUCHER

 

 

Dr Gareth’s Cycle of Care

DR PENNY MASSY-WESTROPP

 

 

Dr Penny Massy-Westropp

DR MONIKA MOY

 

 

Dr Monika Moy

DR KATHERINE ASTILL

 

 

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The Government provides the flu vaccine FREE* for the following groups:

 

people who get the government subsidised flu vaccine
*Free – the flu vaccine is free but a fee may apply for your GP’s consultation

 

 

 

5 Things about Winter Colds

 

 

Winter is Coming! Everyone has a sniffle and they all want to give it to you. Why?

 

 

 

  • Colds are more likely in Winter. The cold temperature seems to affect your immune system, making it more likely that you’ll suffer more viruses you might otherwise brush off.

 

  • That snotty cough doesn’t always require antibiotics! Read more here.

 

 

  • Have you had your flu shot yet? It’s especially recommended for those at risk. Check with our practice nurses here.

 

 

 

  • Viruses can be spread by fomites (objects or materials which are likely to carry infection, such as clothes, utensils, and furniture) and direct contact…disinfect your hands, cover your mouth when coughing, and stay away from work if you’re unwell.

 

  • See your GP if you need to. If you’re feeling more unwell than you think you should, if you’re not getting better, or if you’re worried, the Good GP is here to help.

 

 

Get well soon or better still, don’t get unwell in the first place! How can you get healthier? Come in and find out…

 

DR NICK TELLIS

Your Specialist In Life

DR NICK MOUKTAROUDIS

DR GARETH BOUCHER

Dr Gareth’s Cycle of Care

DR PENNY MASSY-WESTROPP

Dr Penny Massy-Westropp

DR MONIKA MOY

Dr Monika Moy

DR KATHERINE ASTILL

Dr Katherine Astill 1

Winter Is Coming but it does Snot mean Antibiotics

The sun is hiding for more of the day and our noses are running more than our feet. Does this mean a trip to the GP for antibiotics?

 

Everyone should have a great family doctor – and that should be a Specialist GP (or a doctor training to be a Specialist GP!). Having a regular specialist GP working with you means fewer trips to hospital, fewer unnecessary medications, and generally better health overall.

 

 

 

The excellent Dr Michael Tam, from the UNSW School of Public Health and Community Medicine, says no. 

“The presence of green snot … does not indicate that you need antibiotics,” Dr Tam said. “Green nasal discharge is most commonly due to a viral infection of the nasal mucosa — basically, the common cold.”

So relax, get your sleep, wash your hands, cover your mouth when coughing, eat well, and avoid those little 💊💊💊 whenever possible.

Dr David Hooper, Dr Clare MacKillop, and Dr Jen Becker are some of our GPs here at PartridgeGP. Say hi anytime!