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Self-care Tips

Home is often the best place when you're feeling unwell...

Feeling unwell? Not sure where to go?

Your medicine cabinet…

Should be your first point of call for minor illnesses and injuries.

As well as cough medicines, paracetamol, and anti-inflammatory tablets it is recommended that a suitable basic first aid kit would include these items, which can be bought from your pharmacist:

  • sterile eye pads
  • crepe bandage
  • triangular bandages
  • medium sterile dressing pads
  • large sterile dressing pads
  • assorted waterproof plasters
  • sterile gloves
  • paramedic scissors
  • alcohol-free wipes
  • safety pins

Keep your first aid kit well stocked

Feeling unwell? Not sure where to go?

Your pharmacy - the health service on your high street…

Provides expert advice and treatment without the need for an appointment.

Your local pharmacist can help with many minor ailments such as coughs and colds, asthma and eczema, hay fever and period pain. They can give advice or, where appropriate, medicines that can help to clear up the problem. Instead of booking an appointment with your GP, you can see your local pharmacist any time: just walk in.

Always follow the directions on medicine packets and information leaflets, and never exceed the stated dose. If you have further questions about any of these medicines or you want to buy them, ask your local pharmacist.

Always keep medicines out of the sight and reach of children. A high and lockable cupboard in a cool, dry place is ideal. Regularly check the expiry dates. If a medicine is past its use-by date, don't use it or throw it away. Take it to your pharmacy, where it can be disposed of safely.