Minor conditions are generally not a serious health problem and can be treated with over the counter medications available from your local pharmacy.
If you are thinking of going to see your doctor, before you go, ask your pharmacist first about treating minor conditions because:
• Pharmacists are qualified health professionals and have the knowledge and skills to help and advise you on the best course of action. You may not need to see a doctor, but can get helpful advice or buy a treatment for your condition. You could save time and start to feel better quicker
• Pharmacies are accessible and convenient as many of them are open late nights and weekends. They can be found in local communities, on the high street, in some supermarkets and in shopping centres
• There is no need for an appointment to speak to the pharmacist. Just pop in.
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