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Self Care

The following self-limiting and minor health conditions can be treated effectively and safely using over the counter medicines. Treatments for these conditions are no longer recommended on prescription and can be purchased over the counter at any Pharmacy.

    Acute sore throat

 Conjunctivitis

Coughs and colds and nasal congestion

 Cradle cap (Seborrhoeic dermatitis – infants)

 Dandruff

 Diarrhoea (adults)

 Dry eyes/ sore tired eyes

 Earwax

 Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)

 Haemorrhoids

 Head lice

 Indigestion and heartburn

 Infant colic

 Infrequent cold sores of the lip

 Infrequent constipation

 Infrequent migraine

 Insect bites and stings

 Mild acne

 Mild cystitis

 Mild dry skin

 Mild irritant dermatitis

    Mild to moderate hay fever/seasonal rhinitis

 Minor burns and scalds

 Minor conditions associated with pain, discomfort and/ or fever (e.g. aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain)

 Mouth ulcers

 Nappy rash

 Oral thrush

 Prevention of dental caries

 Ringworm/ Athlete's foot

 Sun protection

 Sunburn due to excessive sun exposure

 Teething/ mild toothache

 Threadworms

 Travel sickness

 Warts and verrucae

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