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Where do I go when I'm ill?

Dated: 29-Nov-17

Did you know that many common conditions can be managed at home or with a visit to your local pharmacy?

Please follow the steps below:

1. Self-Care - How can I Help Myself?

Ideas for your home First Aid Box:
  • Plasters
  • Scissors
  • Dressings
  • Tweezers
  • Water
  • Eyebath
  • Tape
  • Safety Pins
  • Triangular Bandage
  • Thermometor
  • Antiseptic Wipes
Useful medicines to have at home (but keep them safe and away from children!)
  • Paracetamol
  • Ibuprofen
  • Antihistamine
  • Cough mixture
  • Calpol
You can also prevent many illnesses by simply washing your hands often.

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2. Pharmacy 1st

Did you know many minor illnesses and injuries can be treated with a visit to your local pharmacist, without the need to book an appointment with your GP?

Most pharmacies can advise and provide treatment for:
  • Eczema
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Cystitis
  • General aches and pains
  • Athletes foot
  • Hay fever
  • Nappy rash
  • Indigestion
  • Coughs
  • Colds
  • Constipation
  • Teething
  • Allergies
  • Headaches
  • Impetigo
Jardines Pharmacy in Neath Hill and Rowlands Pharmacy in Willen both provide a minor ailment scheme. Find out more on NHS Choices.

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3. GP

If you have followed all of the above steps or have a more complex condition, book an appointment with your GP.

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