If you want healthcare advice on how to treat your symptoms visit your local pharmacy or chemist for free, expert advice.
Many pharmacies even have private consultation rooms and are open in the evenings and weekends.
Pharmacists can advise on how to treat the following:
- 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 back pain
- indigestion, diarrhoea and threadworms
- period pain and thrush
- warts and verrucas, mouth ulcers and cold sores
- athlete’s 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 instead.