Self Care

Care at home

For things like:

  • runny noses
  • grazed knees
  • mild cough
  • fever
  • skin issues

For helpful medical advice online, the Healthify He Puna Waiora website has easy-to-read information on a wide range of health conditions.

Self care kit

A self-care kit can be helpful in treating minor wounds, managing illness symptoms and providing comfort. Here are some suggestions for what to include in your kit:


to monitor your body temperature and help determine if you have a fever.

Instant cold packs

to reduce swelling and relieve pain.

Tea and honey

to soothe a sore throat and provide comfort.

Pain Relievers

such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, to help relieve aches, pains or inflammation.

Elastic bandages

to support sprains and strains.

Contact information

for your healthcare provider in case you need to seek medical attention.

Hand sanitiser

to help prevent the spread of germs.

Adhesive bandages

in different sizes – to cover and protect minor cuts and scrapes.

Cough drops/lozenges

to soothe a sore throat.

Antiseptic creams/wipes

to clean wounds and prevent infection.


to blow your nose and help prevent the spread of germs.

Comfort items

such as a cosy blanket, favourite book or movie, or other items that help you relax and feel better.

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