Self-care is the best choice to treat minor illnesses, ailments and injuries. Common illnesses and complaints, such as aches and pains, coughs, colds, upset stomachs and sore throats can be treated with over-the-counter medicines and plenty of rest. Most of these conditions improve whether you get treatment or not.

Examples of over-the-counter products

In a pharmacy you can buy over-the-counter:

  • paracetamol, aspirin and ibuprofen
  • rehydration mixtures
  • indigestion remedies
  • plasters
  • a thermometer

It is important to follow the instructions on the pack

Minor Ailments Scheme

Common Cold & Flu-like Illness

Symptoms of Cough / Acute Bronchitis

Sore Throat

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