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COVID-19 Coronavirus Testing & Fit to Fly Certificates

COVID-19 PCR SWABS & FITNESS TO TRAVEL CERTIFICATES Gees Chemist provides PHE approved COVID-19 PCR tests from our UKAS accredited laboratory with results in 1 Day (24 Hours). Our test shows a minimum sensitivity of 98% and a specificity of 100%. Your test will include a pdf copy of your laboratory results. Call us on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cold Sores

Cold sores are common and usually clear up on their own within 10 days. But there are things you can do to help ease the pain. Check if it's a cold sore A cold sore usually starts with a tingling, itching or burning feeling. Over the next 48 hours: Small fluid-filled blisters appear. The blisters […]

Cold And Flu

You can often treat the flu without seeing a GP and should begin to feel better in about a week. Check if you have flu Flu symptoms come on very quickly and can include: a sudden fever – a temperature of 38C or above an aching body feeling tired or exhausted a dry cough a […]

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is 1 of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK. It's passed on through unprotected sex (sex without a condom) and is particularly common in sexually active teenagers and young adults. If you live in England, are under 25 and are sexually active, it's recommended that you get tested for chlamydia […]

Blood Pressure Monitors

How to choose a blood pressure monitor and measure your blood pressure at home Find out how to choose a reliable blood pressure monitor so you can measure your blood pressure at home. What is a normal blood pressure reading? A normal blood pressure reading is below 140/90, but if you have heart or circulatory disease, diabetes or kidney […]

Blisters

Blisters should heal on their own within a week. They can be painful while they heal, but you shouldn't need to see a GP. How you can treat a blister yourself To relieve any pain, use an ice pack (or a bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel) on the blister for up to […]

Bedwetting

Bedwetting is common and often runs in families. It can be upsetting, but most children and young people will grow out of it. See a GP or school nurse for advice. Things you can do at home to help with bedwetting Do give your child enough water to drink during the day make sure your […]

Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common cause of unusual vaginal discharge. BV is not a sexually transmitted infection (STI), but it can increase your risk of getting an STI such as chlamydia. Check if you have bacterial vaginosis The most common symptom of bacterial vaginosis is unusual vaginal discharge that has a strong fishy smell, […]

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