Advice

A large proportion of minor ailments can be effectively managed with over the counter remedies e.g. Stomach and sore throat viral upsets can be treated with simple Paracetamol or other pain-relieving tablets along with rest and plenty of fluids. Backache can usually be eased with pain relief, heat treatments, by avoiding heavy lifting and care being taken to ensure correct posture or self refer to physio.

The Common Cold

There is no cure for this and most symptoms should resolve in four to five days.

Local Pharmacies

The local pharmacies are more than happy to offer firstline advice for the above or other minor ailments. Should Symptoms persist, despite the above measures, the doctor or practice nurse should then be consulted.
Holmscroft: 01475 722615
Boots: 01475 720805
Tesco: 01475 497449
McDades: 01475 722940
Lloyds: 01475 723564
Pettigrew: 01475 632028

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