Prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing.

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Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of short term, minor health concerns.

Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community.

The team of qualified healthcare professionals at your loca;l pharmacy can offer clinical advice to safely and effectively manage minor health concerns. This includes:

Acute sore throat


Excessive sweating

Infant colic/ cradle cap

Insect bites and stings

Mild dry skin

Mouth ulcers

Provention of tooth decay

Teething/mild toothache




Infrequent coldsores of the lip

Mild acne

Mild irritant dermatitus

Nappy Rash

Rinworm/athletes foot


Cough/colds and nasal congestion

Dry eyes/ sore tired eyes

Head lice

Infrequent constipation

Minor burns and scalds

Mild to moderate hayfever

Oral thruah


Travel sickness

Ear wax

Indegestion and heart burn

Infrequent migraine

Mild cystitis#

Sun protection

Warts and Verruccas

Minor pain (eg aches and sprain, headache and period pain, back pain)