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Minor Ailments Schememinor_illness

Research shows that a significant number of GP appointments are taken up by people with minor ailments. Minor ailments are illnesses that are often self-treatable and will get better with little or no medical intervention. Such illnesses may be dealt with by specially trained pharmacists. Examples of conditions about which you may confidently approach a pharmacist displaying involvement in the Minor Ailments Scheme include:

  • Athlete’s foot
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Constipation 
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Cough
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dyspepsia
  • Earache
  • Hay fever
  • Headache
  • Head lice
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Nasal symptoms
  • Sore throat
  • Teething
  • Temperature
  • Vaginal thrush
  • Viral upper respiratory tract infection (URTI)
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