Minor ailments

Many pharmacies are open until late and also at weekends and you do not need an appointment. To find your local pharmacy click on this link. They can help with minor ailments which are are common, self-limiting or uncomplicated conditions which can be managed without medical intervention. Pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals and they can offer help with the list of below minor ailments:

  • Coughs, colds, sore throats, earache
  • Diarrhoea, constipation, hemorrhoids, threadworms, nappy rash
  • Temperature in a child, teething
  • Skin problems
  • Insect bites, stings, minor burns and scalds, headlice
  • Mouth ulcers, cold sores, dyspepsia
  • Hayfever, headache, conjunctivitis
  • Vaginal thrush, oral thrush in an adult
  • Headache
  • Earwax
  • Musculoskeletal pain and soft tissue injury
  • Athlete’s foot

To find out more about what your local pharmacy might be able to offer please click on the following links:

Over the counter medications

If you request a medication which is available over the counter from your pharmacy we may ask you to buy this directly from your pharmacy. You can find a list of common conditions for which you can buy over the counter medications for.