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Hay Fever Relief

WHAT IS HAY FEVER? Hay fever is the most common seasonal non-infectious allergy in the UK, affecting between up to 30% of all adults and nearly 40% of children.(https://waojournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1939-4551-7-12) The Met Office have recently reported that 1 in 5 of the UK population will suffer from hay fever symptoms in 2019. Clinically referred to as […]

Period Pain

Period pain is common and a normal part of your menstrual cycle. Most women get it at some point in their lives. It's usually felt as painful muscle cramps in the tummy, which can spread to the back and thighs. The pain sometimes comes in intense spasms, while at other times it may be dull but more […]

Antifungals

Antifungal medicines are used to treat fungal infections, which most commonly affect your skin, hair and nails. You can get some antifungal medicines over the counter from your pharmacy, but you may need a prescription from your GP for other types. Infections antifungals can treat Fungal infections commonly treated with antifungals include: ringworm athlete's foot […]

Dandruff

Dandruff is a common skin condition. It's not harmful and you cannot catch it. Check if it's dandruff Dandruff causes white or grey flakes of skin to appear on the scalp and in the hair The flakes are often more noticeable in darker hair and if they fall from your scalp on to your shoulders. […]

Head Lice and Nits

Head lice and nits are very common in young children and their families. They do not have anything to do with dirty hair and are picked up by head-to-head contact. Check if it's head lice Head lice are small insects, up to 3mm long. They can be difficult to spot in your hair. Head lice […]

Piles (Haemorrhoids)

Piles (haemorrhoids) are lumps inside and around your bottom (anus). They often get better on their own after a few days. There are things you can do to treat and prevent piles. Check if it's piles Symptoms of piles include: bright red blood after you poo an itchy anus feeling like you still need to poo […]

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 […]

Decongestants

Decongestants are a type of medicine that can provide short-term relief for a blocked or stuffy nose (nasal congestion). They can help ease the symptoms of conditions such as colds and flu, hay fever and other allergic reactions, catarrh and sinusitis. They work by reducing the swelling of the blood vessels in your nose, which helps to open the airways. Types of decongestants Decongestants are available […]

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 […]

Pregnancy

A Guide to Pregnancy During pregnancy it's completely normal to have many questions and concerns. Your local pharmacy is a great place to go for support during your pregnancy (and beyond), they'll help you you make the right choices when it comes to looking after your and your baby's health. This is a very important […]

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