Common problems Your Pharmacist Can Help With

Every year, millions of us visit our GP with minor health problems that our local pharmacist could resolve.

It's estimated 50 million visits to the GP are made every year for minor ailments such as coughs and colds, mild eczema and athlete's foot.

Your local pharmacist can offer you expert advice and medicines for a wide range of common ailments without the need to visit your GP such as:

  • bites, stings, allergies and hay fever
  • constipation, diarrhoea
  • earache
  • teething
  • sore throat
  • vaginal thrush
  • athlete’s foot
  • acute bacterial conjunctivitis
  • haemorrhoids
  • threadworm
  • warts and verrucas

No appointment is necessary but you will need to give the pharmacist your NHS number, or your child’s NHS number to receive advice and, where appropriate, medicines free of charge.

Find out more about how your Pharmacist can help you by clicking here.