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Many conditions get better on their own and can be treated successfully at home. Your pharmacist may be able to help you with these and advise about medicines you can buy over the counter.  Some treatments may be available on the NHS through the minor ailments scheme.

 

Your pharmacist may be able to help with:

  • skin conditions, such as mild acne and mild eczema
  • coughs and colds, including nasal congestion and sore throat
  • minor cuts and bruises
  • constipation and haemorrhoids (piles)
  • hay fever and allergies
  • aches and pains, such as headaches, earache and backache
  • indigestion, diarrhoea and threadworms
  • period pain and thrush
  • warts and verrucaes, mouth ulcers and cold sores
  • athletes foot 
  • nappy rash and teething

     

If your problem is more serious and needs the attention of a GP, your pharmacist will recognise this and advise you to see your GP.