Minor Ilness

Visit pharmacy for minor illness

Your local community pharmacy should be your first port of call for minor illness.

Pharmacists are able to offer advice on a range of minor illness and undertake important screening tests such as checking blood glucose and blood pressure.

Many medicines which were once prescription-only can now be bought over the counter, so people don’t need to go to their GP for treatment for many minor problems.

Most pharmacies are equipped with a consulting room to allow you to discuss your problem in private.  The good thing is you do not need to make an appointment before being seen.  Pharmacists can help with conditions like:

  • Minor cuts
  • Constipation
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Hay fever and allergies
  • Headaches
  • Earache
  • Backache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Threadworms
  • Period pain
  • Warts and varrucae
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Nappy rash
  • Teething.
  • Thrush
  • Indigestion
  • Cold sores
  • Common eye infections
  • Minor skin conditions