Nurse Sarah answers your questions on minor injuries, travel vaccination, asthma and contraception.
Our expert - Nurse practitioner Sarah Cotton
Sarah qualified as an RGN at the Whittington hospital in 1994, and continued to work there until 2000, when she began working as a practice nurse.
Sarah’s expertise iare in the following areas:
She has completed further training in areas specific to practice nursing and has a diploma in women's health and management of respiratory and minor illness and also a BSc in nursing studies.
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I have noticed when i'm run down that i bruise very easily. even when i haven't banged my leg or arm, i could easily end up with 15-20 small to medium circular shaped bruises that last for days, and sometimes a few times week. What do yo think i should do? Thanks Gee
I would like to know whether its harmful to take vitamin D tablets on an on going basis. I feel that i am deficinet in vitamin D and feeling tired all the time. Do you think i need to get my bloods checked or is it safe just to take vitamn D tablets which i think i can buy over the counter.
I have been taking my asthma pump like I should and my chest is still tight its not easing I know its not a panic attack because I am calm and I know what they are like as had them before can I have some advice as to what to do that will help without going up the hospital?
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