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Constipation

Constipation is common and it affects people of all ages. You can usually treat it at home with simple changes to your diet and lifestyle. Check if it's constipation It's likely to be constipation if: you or your child have not had a poo at least 3 times in a week the poo is often […]

Cough

A cough will usually clear up on its own within 3 to 4 weeks. How you can treat a cough yourself There's usually no need to see a GP. You should: rest drink plenty of fluids You could also try: hot lemon and honey (not suitable for babies under 1 year old) a herbal medicine […]

Dehydration

Dehydration means your body loses more fluids than you take in. If it's not treated, it can get worse and become a serious problem. Important Babies, children and the elderly are more at risk of dehydration. Check if you're dehydrated Symptoms of dehydration in adults and children include: feeling thirsty dark yellow and strong-smelling pee […]

Diarrhoea and Vomiting

Diarrhoea and vomiting are common in adults, children and babies. They're often caused by a stomach bug and should stop in a few days. The advice is the same if you have diarrhoea and vomiting together or separately. How to treat diarrhoea and vomiting yourself You can usually treat yourself or your child at home. […]

Headaches

Most headaches will go away on their own and are not a sign of something more serious. How you can ease headaches yourself Headaches can last between 30 minutes and several hours. Do drink plenty of water get plenty of rest if you have a cold or the flu try to relax – stress can […]

Sore Throat Testing And Relief

Sore throats are very common and usually nothing to worry about. They normally get better by themselves within a week. How to treat a sore throat yourself To help soothe a sore throat and shorten how long it lasts, you can: gargle with warm, salty water (children should not try this) drink plenty of water […]

Allergies

An allergy is a reaction the body has to a particular food or substance. Allergies are very common. They're thought to affect more than 1 in 4 people in the UK at some point in their lives. They're particularly common in children. Some allergies go away as a child gets older, although many are lifelong. Adults can […]

Weight Loss Service (Lipotrim)

If you are overweight and are serious about losing weight, the Lipotrim Pharmacy Programme could help you reach your goal, knowing you have a highly trained healthcare professional on hand for information, advice and encouragement. You need to be overweight and serious about losing it . There are a few medical restrictions so you will […]

Antacids

Antacids are medicines that counteract (neutralise) the acid in your stomach to relieve indigestion and heartburn. They come as a liquid or chewable tablets and can be bought from pharmacies and shops without a prescription. When antacids are used Antacids may help if you have: indigestion heartburn or acid reflux – also known as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) a stomach ulcer gastritis (inflammation of […]

Antihistamines

Antihistamines are medicines often used to relieve symptoms of allergies, such as hay fever, hives, conjunctivitis and reactions to insect bites or stings. They're also sometimes used to prevent motion sickness and as a short-term treatment for insomnia. Most antihistamines can be bought from pharmacies and shops, but some are only available on prescription. Types of antihistamine There are many types of antihistamine. They're usually divided into 2 main […]

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