Every year, millions of us visit our GP with minor health problems that can be easily resolved without a doctor's appointment.
It is estimated that every year, 50 million visits to the GP are made for minor ailments such as coughs and colds, mild eczema, and athlete's foot. By visiting your pharmacy instead, you could save yourself time and trouble.
Keeping a well stocked medicine cabinet at home can help you treat many minor ailments. Colds, coughs, indigestion and many other minor complaints can all be treated with medicines that are available over the counter.
Your pharmacist can advise on what you might find useful to keep in your medicine cabinet. Always follow the instructions on the medicine label and consult your doctor if the illness continues or becomes more severe.
Is your child poorly?
A quick guide for parents and carers of young children
A new booklet to help parents and carers of young children, who have common childhood illnesses, to care for them at home has been produced by the three Bradford district and Craven clinical commissioning groups (CCGs).
Developed in partnership with GPs, community pharmacists and clinical leads, the booklet aims to be a ‘go to’ guide giving practical advice for minor illnesses such as a coughs, colds and sore throats as well as tips to help treat other conditions such as constipation or upset stomachs.
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Common ailments that can be self managed :