Sore throats and coughs, cold and flu symptoms, minor cuts and grazes...
Looking after yourself is often the best option for a speedy recovery. Keeping your medicine cabinet well stocked means you can have the right treatment immediately. This could include:
Your pharmacist would be able to advise you on this. Some medicines can be bought 24 hours a day from supermarkets, petrol stations and local shops.
If you have a long term condition, a condition that requires ongoing medication, you will stay healthier if you get to understand your condition better and know what to do if your symptoms worsen. Take your medication regularly and make the changes to your lifestyle that have been advised.
For children's illnesses talk to your Health Visitor or visit the Ready Steady Baby! website for advice or ask your GP for 'When should I worry?' - your guide to coughs, colds, earache and sore throats. If your symptoms get worse or persist you should seek further advice from your pharmacist, GP or NHS 24 phone: 08454 24 24 24.