Self-Care Guides

Many common health conditions can be managed successfully by an individual without evaluation by a health care provider. Cornell Health has created a collection of Self-Care Guides to assist you in addressing some of the most frequent health concerns on your own, without having to make an appointment. The Self-Care Guides include:

  • a description of the problem
  • common symptoms
  • treatment guidelines, including any recommended non-prescription medications
  • prevention tips (when applicable), and
  • how to know if you need to make an appointment

Self-care topics

The following pdf guides are available in our collection:

Allergic Rhinitis (Allergies)

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)





Influenza ("the flu") 

Nausea & Vomiting ("stomach bug")

Sore Throat

Upper Respiratory Infection (Common Cold)

Vaginal Yeast infection