Your local pharmacy can help with minor ailments and common conditions
Every year, millions of us visit our GP with minor health problems that a local pharmacy could help with.
By visiting your pharmacy instead of your GP, you could save yourself time and trouble – no need to book an appointment, just walk in. This also means your GP can focus on treating people who are sicker than you.
Pharmacists can help recognise and treat many common illnesses. They can give advice and where appropriate, recommend over-the-counter medicines that could help clear up the problem.
If they think you need to see a GP for your illness, they will advise you to do that.
Urinary Tract Infection
Are you a woman aged between16 and 65 with any of the following:
- Burning or stinging sensation on passing urine?
- Need to pass urine frequently?
- Need to pass uring urgently?
Do you have any of the following:
- Itchy rash?
- Fluid-filled blisters?
- Red sores that pop easily and leave a yellow crist?
- Minor skin infectin on one area of the body?
Your local pharmacy is the place to go to get any prescription medicines and free advice for minor health concerns.
As well as helping with common illnesses – like sore throats, coughs, colds, tummy troubles and aches and pains – pharmacy teams can also help with stopping smoking, cutting down on alcohol, advice on safe sex and emergency contraception.
Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You don’t need an appointment – you can just walk in.