Self Care

If you have a self limiting or minor condition that can be treated with a medication that is available to buy over the counter you can visit your local pharmacy.

You do not need to make an appointment to speak to the pharmacist, just pop in anytime and they will be happy to help you.

Ask the pharmacist for help and advise on the most appropriate medication to relieve your symptoms.  

For example self limiting conditions include – acute sore throats, conjunctivitis, coughs, colds and cyctitis.

Minor conditions include – diarrhorea, dandruff, headlice, indigestion,insect bites and hay fever.

If at any time you are concerned about your condition or if your symptoms are not improving after a few days of treatment with the over the counter medications you should contact the local pharmacist or your GP surgery for more advice.