GPs urged to encourage self care for fungal infections

coverSelf care gains ground in being recognised as first-line therapy.  Considering self care options first makes sense as it can help determine whether medical intervention is necessary.  In many instances, implementing self care to manage the normal duration of symptoms means they resolve before clinician consultation is required.  Helping patients to increase their knowledge about the timeframe when self care is safe can only build their confidence and allow for effective use of clinician time when it is needed.  A story in Pulse magazine suggests self care will also contribute to better outcomes.

The study ‘Developing best practice for fungal specimen submission – fungal audit of general practice’ can be downloaded from the following link:
http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/newsarticle-content/-/article_display_list/13744489/gps-urged-to-encourage-self-care-for-fungal-infections