Friday, 5 August 2016

Take Care Of Common Ailments With Pharmacists

Millions of people visit general practitioner (GP) with minor health issues that can be resolved by pharmacists. You book and wait for an appointment with GP, which can be sometimes tedious. 
Instead of doing so, you can visit your local chemist any time, just walk in and get your medicine. Pharmacists are well versed with the symptoms and treatments of minor health issues. They can provide necessary assistance and advise medicines that can help eradicate the problem.

If your problem is serious and needs medical attention, your pharmacist will recommend you to see a physician or GP. What’s more, many local pharmacies work on the weekends and in the evenings. If people start visiting pharmacist for common ailments, great amount of time can be saved of yours and GPs. This might help in getting a convenient appointment with a GP next time if you need one. So, if you suffer from a common ailment, a visit to your local pharmacy is a good option.

Common ailments include
  • Cold and flu
  • Sore throat and cough
  • Acne and eczema
  • Allergies or hay fever
  • Period pain and thrush
  • Mouth ulcers or cold sores
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Teething or nappy rash
  • Minor cuts and bruises

You can visit your GP for major cuts or wounds, wound dressing, muscle or joint pains and poisoning. There are many major health problems, which should be addressed to your GP instead of a pharmacist.

You pharmacist can help you cope with minor ailments. Few pharmacies even conduct a minor ailment scheme. This scheme deals with supply of medicines for common ailments on the NHS. If the scheme includes acne, it means your pharmacist can provide medicines for acne and you need to pay only for standard prescription.

Another option to get rid of minor ailments is online pharmacy. If you want to buy an OTC medicine, you need not require going to your local pharmacy. Simply browse an online pharmacy, order and fulfil your medicinal requirement. But make sure you keep in touch with your pharmacist.