Why wait until you are ill before you visit your pharmacy?
Stock up for winter and help ensure when the cold weather sets in you have everything you need to keep you healthy and nurse you back to health if you fall ill.
To help you stay well we have put together a winter checklist, why not pop these items on your list when you're doing the weekly shop:
- Alcohol-free cleansing wipes - Antiseptic cream- Cold & flu medication- Cough medicine- Disposable sterile gloves- Ibuprofen- Paracetamol- Plasters- Prescriptions- Safety pins- Scissors- Skin rash cream- Small, medium and large sterile gauze dressings- Sore throat lozenges- Sticky tape- Thermometer- Tissues- Triangle bandage- Tweezers- Two sterile eye dressings
Click here to download a copy of the the checklist.
Pharmacists (chemists) are a great source of health advice and information.
They are experts in medicines and how medicines work. They can help you decide if you need to see a doctor.
You can talk to them in confidence - even about the most personal symptoms - and you don't need to make an appointment.
For details of normal pharmacy opening times, click here to use the 'service search' on NHS Choices. Opening hours are included in the details of each pharmacy.