Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Beauty Tips For Gorgeous Skin and Hair

Want clearer and smoother skin? Want stronger, silkier and voluminous hair? There is no need of spending hundreds and thousands of pounds, just follow the nature’s rule.

Millions of young women look for instant solutions for their skin and hair care, expecting them to work overnight. However, patience is the key; the nature does not bloom overnight. Even a smallest seed needs to be embedded well and nurtured carefully before it blossoms.

Everyone craves for a healthy skin and hair. Here are a few beauty tips that improve your skin and hair so that you can look gorgeous.


Cleansing is the most important aspect of skin care. It is important that you cleanse your face with mild soap or face wash at least twice daily. Apply a quality toner and moisturiser to keep your skin away from dryness.


For oily skin, massage your skin with Greek yoghurt. Apply orange halves and gently scrub until the granules dissolve. Rinse your face with cold water and experience the rejuvenation. For tired and dry skin, massage with papaya. Make a scrub by adding oats and honey to cold milk, and then scrub the skin. Rinse with icy cold water and pat dry.

Instant face lift

Wash your face with a liquid face wash and pat dry. Now rub your face with an ice cube or wash it with icy cold water and apply a teaspoon of honey. Apply egg white, gently massage and let it dry. You may feel mild stretching of skin. After some time, wash your face with cold water.

Dark circles

Store the used chamomile tea bags in the freezer. Grate a cucumber and massage the mash around the eyes and lie down with the chamomile tea bags one your closed eyes for 10 minutes. You will notice instant improvement. Your eyes will look and feel good.

Hair care

Wash your hair regularly with shampoo and apply conditioner to enhance your hair health. If you have frizzy hair, take a slice of two lemons and simmer in at least three cups of water. Now pour this lemon solution in a spritz bottle and spray directly on your hair. Try here some of the best hair care products in UK.

These simple beauty tips will help improve your skin and hair. Make sure you follow them regularly to reap the benefits.

How Your Pharmacist Can Assist You

Do you know your pharmacist can be of great help when it comes to common and minor health issues?

We are quite aware of the fact that pharmacists dispense medicines, but they have a lot more to offer. A local pharmacist can offer a wide range of health services that we may not be aware of. For instance, your pharmacist can advise you medical products that help quit smoking, improve sexual health, and support alcohol rehabilitation. Pharmacies promote overall health and wellbeing. Common health services could help save your trip to a GP.

What pharmacy offers?
In United Kingdom, most of us walk or take a short ride to a community pharmacy for medications. We have an easy access to a pharmacist who can help us with safe usage of medicine. The pharmacy team is always there to assist you about healthier lifestyle. You need to require making an appointment with a pharmacist; you just have to walk in. Chemists are happy to serve you through a quick chat.

Pharmacists are trained professional in dispensing the medicines. Hence, they can be able to advise you on appropriate use of over-the-counter and prescription medicines. Moreover, most of the community pharmacies are open on weekend and late night, which is useful when you fall sick at night and there is no GP available in your vicinity.

Repeat Dispensing
If your doctor prescribes blood-thinning medicines, antihypertensive drugs, hypoglycaemic agents (for diabetes) or asthma medicines for the first time, your pharmacist can help you with proper dispensing and directions. Your pharmacist also offers repeat dispensing services, which cuts down the visits to your GP to get another prescription. You can ask your GP for a yearly prescription for chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Your pharmacist will have a chat with you every time to make sure how you are feeling and whether you are suffering from any side effects or undue problems. In case of any side effects, your pharmacist can have a word with your GP.

Reviewing Medicines
In England, many pharmacies offer a special discussion on your medications. If you regularly purchase medicines from your pharmacy, the pharmacist will ask you to go with Medicines Use Reviews (MUR). It is a detailed conversation with your pharmacist about the treatment you are undergoing. Ask your GP to know more about MUR.

When to check with your pharmacist?
Although pharmacists are not certified doctors, they can help with a small range of common health issues and minor injuries – such as pains and aches, cold and cough, and skin rashes. If you have any of these common health issues, your pharmacist can suggest you advice or medicine, if necessary. He/she may also tell you to see your GP if the condition is chronic and severe.
Pharmacists are increasingly helping and supporting people to improve their overall health and wellbeing. They also guide to look after yourself and your families without visiting a GP every time. However, people with diabetes, hypertension and other chronic diseases need regular visits to a GP. This kind of service is not possible when it comes to an online pharmacy in UK, as there is not face-to-face conversation.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Simple Tips to Overcome Winter Tiredness

Finding it difficult to roll out of your bed in the mornings in this cold weather? If yes, you are not alone, there are many people who feel tired during autumn or cold weather. Winter tiredness is common when the temperature drops. Probably, you need to blame the sunlight.

Your sleeping and waking pattern is disrupted as the days get shorter, causing fatigue. The scientific reason behind this is excessive production of a hormone known as melatonin that makes you feel tired. And this is caused by less sunlight. The secretion of sleep hormone is connected to light and dark. Your body tends to go to bed early when the sun sets early; hence, you may feel more sleepy and tired in the early evening.

Excessive lethargy during cold weather can be a sign of winter depression, also called seasonal affective disorder. If your winter tiredness is severe, you could suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome.

Here are a few simple tips to overcome winter fatigue:

1) Get early morning sunlight
Rise and open your curtains or blinds to get the early morning sunrays. And go outdoors in natural daylights; a morning walk can be beneficial. Make sure you get enough light and air at your work place and home.

2) Get quality sleep
A good night’s sleep during winter is essential. However, feeling more sleepy doesn’t mean you should sleep for longer. Excessive sleepiness during winter can make you feel more sluggish and tired during the day. Aim to sleep for eight hours daily and stick to your daily sleep schedule.

3) Exercise regularly
Exercise is important and it will never make you feel tired, irrespective of cold or hot weather. In fact, you will feel more energetic and revitalised. Aim to perform at least 150 minutes of exercise per week. Winter is a great time to start with physical activities.

4) Eat right
Include plenty of fruits and vegetables in order to improve your immune system. Winter vegetables like parsnips, turnips, carrots and swede are quite beneficial. Try to limit the foods rich in sugar, as you may have sweet tooth in the winter months.

5) Manage stress
Do you feel the time needed to get everything is less during shorter days? If so, stress can show up, which can make you feel more tired and sluggish. Find effective ways to manage stress by meditating, practicing yoga and deep breathing exercises.

In addition, you can rely on dietary supplements that can improve your immunity, preventing tiredness or fatigue.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Myths and Facts about Back Pain

Back pain is the most common ailment experienced by millions of people. There are various causes associated with back pain, such as trauma, fall, intervertebral disc herniation and underlying rheumatic diseases. The pain might be dull aching or sharp with or without radiation to the legs. Experts believe that eight out of 10 people will suffer from back pain. Find out a few common myths and facts about back pain:

Myth – Always sit in an erect or straight position
Slumping is bad, but sitting upright and still for longer duration can lead to strain on your back. Hence, it is important that you take a few breaks if you are supposed to sit for longer period. Try standing for some time or lean back in your chair and let your back curve slightly.

Myth – Avoid lifting heavy objects
What matters is how you lift a heavy object. Inappropriate lifting of heavy objects can put great strain on your back. If you want to lift heavy object, squat close to it with the head up and back straight. Do not bend or twist your body; this may hurt your back badly. Make sure you avoid lifting objects that are too heavy for you.

Myth – Plenty of rest cures backache
Bed rest can help reduce back pain to a great extent. However, complete rest for a day or two can aggravate backache.

Myth – Injury is the only cause of back pain
Although injury is the common cause of pain in back, disc degeneration, certain infectious diseases and inherited conditions can also give rise to chronic back pain.

Myth – Exercise is not good for your back
This is really a big myth. Regular and proper exercise prevents back problems. Physiotherapy exercises are of great help, which include gentle movements of joints. However, avoid exercise if the pain persists. Once the pain subsides, an exercise can help reduce stiffness and improve flexibility.            
Fact – More fat, more pain
Yes, if your body is accumulated with too much of fat, you are prone to back problems. Extra weight puts stress on your back. Hence, it is important that you stay fit to prevent lumbar issues.

Fact – Alternative therapies help ease pain
Alternative modes of treatment such as acupuncture, Yoga, massage therapy, spinal manipulation, and progressive relaxation may help provide great relief from back pain.

Back pain medicines are effective, but you need to take them under the supervision of a medical professional.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Toddler Safety: Baby Care & Tips

Many parents become nervous and cautious when it comes to taking care of their baby. Babies or toddlers are vulnerable to a few accidents that are preventable. Each year around 40,000 babies under five years are hospitalised due to accidents. Here are a few commonest accidents that can affect your little one:

1) Choking
Choking is an emergency condition that needs immediate medical attention. Food is one of the common things that can make your child choke. Also, they tend to put small objects in their mouths, causing choking. Do not give your baby hard foods and stay while feeding. Bottle feeding should be done carefully and you should hold the bottle while you feed your baby. Do not keep objects nearby your child.

2) Suffocation
Your baby may suffocate if you keep a pillow under the head of your baby. Keep nappy bags and plastic bags away from the reach and sight of toddlers. Special care should be taken when you carry your little one in a sling. To prevent suffocation, keep your child tight and their chin off their chest.

3) Strangulation
Never tie a dummy to the clothes, as the ribbon or tie could strangle them. Do not keep any type of blind cords or rope lying around. More importantly, do not use cot bumpers in a baby’s bed, they can make them choke or suffocate.

4) Falls & Injuries
Infants shortly learn how to kick, wriggle and roll over. They can roll over changing tables, sofas and beds. To prevent falls and injuries, make sure you change your baby’s nappy on a mat floor and do not leave your child unattended on sofa, bed or changing table. Try to use safety gates, teach your baby how to climb stairs and do not let your little one to sleep in the bunk bed. Keep sharp pointed objects away from your baby, such as knives, scissors and razors.

5) Burns & Scalds
A baby’s skin is very sensitive and is vulnerable to burns and scalds than adults. Extreme care should be taken during bath-time. Check the water before bathing your child, use lukewarm water. Avoid heating up bottles in a microwave.

Other issues include drowsing and house fires. There are few more baby care and tips, which can help prevent accidents in babies. Check with your GP for more information on toddler safety.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Treating Minor Cuts & Scrapes

Minor cuts and scrapes are always a part of daily life. These small hazards can be caused by a cut on your finger, fall on your knee or minor abrasions.

If a wound is deep with heavy bleeding, you should get immediate medical attention, as it requires proper cleansing, antiseptic precautions and dressing. However, if an injury is a minor cut or scrape, here are the things you can do:

1) Cleansing
First and foremost, wash your hands with mild soap and lukewarm water, and then wash the cut or scrape under the running water to get rid of dirt and debris. Use an antiseptic soap to clean the injury. There is no need of using strong cleansing agents containing iodine, alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. Plain water is enough to clean the wound.

2) Cease the bleeding
Usually, minor cuts and scrapes bleeding for a few seconds and stop on their own. Certain areas of the body that are rich in blood vessels may bleed for some time. All you need to do is gently apply some pressure on the wound with a sterilised cotton or gauze. Hold it for a few minutes until bleeding ceases.

3) Apply an antibacterial or antiseptic cream
Apply a thin layer of antibiotic cream or ointment to prevent an infection. Remember, an antibiotic cream does not enhance the wound healing process. If you experience any rash or itching after application, clean the wound and stop using the cream.

4) Dress the wound
Small bandages and plasters help keep the affected part clean and prevent the invasion of bacteria. If the wound is very small, you can leave it uncovered. You need to change the dressing at least once in a day. Make sure the dressing does not get wet or dirty. More importantly, use sterilised first aid products such as cotton, gauze, paper tape or bandages.

5) Watch for any signs of infection
If you experience pain and notice redness, swelling, warmth, abnormal discharge or red streaks, immediately see your GP. These are the signs of infection and you need appropriate medical intervention to heal the wound.

Within a few days, minor cuts and scrapes will lead to a scab and small scar. Once the scab is formed, there is no need to dress the wound.

To manage a small cut or scrape, you need first aid treatment that includes medicated creams or sprays, antiseptics, sterilized cotton and gauze, and bandages or plasters. More importantly, you may need a tetanus injection, so see your GP.

Self-care for Diarrhoea & Vomiting Caused By Norovirus

Feeling sick? Having watery diarrhoea and projectile vomiting? Well, you might have catch norovirus infection!

It’s winter and the incidence of norovirus is high. Norovirus, also called “winter vomiting bug” is one of the common stomach flus in the UK. Usually, it is a self-limiting infection and clears up within a few days, but the symptoms are very unpleasant.

Fortunately, with proper self-care, you can overcome the symptoms of norovirus, such as diarrhoea and vomiting. Experts often advise people to avoid going to a GP, as the infection is contagious and can spread very easily. However, if the symptoms persist for more than two days, immediately seek medical attention.

To help ease the signs and symptoms:

  • Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration. You may need to drink fluids more than usual to correct the electrolyte imbalance caused by profuse diarrhoea and vomiting. You can also try fruit juices and soups. Make sure you avoid fizzy drinks that can aggravate the diarrhoea.
  • Get plenty of bed rest.
  • If you want to eat, try plain foods such as rice, bread, pasta or soup. Do not eat junk or fatty foods that are not easy to digest.
  • Take Paracetamol to bring down fever or pains and aches.
  • You can use anti-diarrhoeal and/or anti-emetic (for vomiting) medicine. You should check with your doctor before using vomiting or diarrhoea medicines, as they are not suitable for everyone.
  • If you notice signs of dehydration such as dry mouth, scanty and dark urine with fatigue, use special rehydration fluids.

When to see your GP?

If you notice bloody or black stools with severe abdominal pain, visit your doctor right away. If both vomiting and diarrhoea persist for more than an hour, call your healthcare provider. Severe diarrhoea with signs of dehydration needs proper medical care. Diarrhoea and vomiting in babies should be treated under the supervision of a GP.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Head Lice Treatment

Head lice are tiny brown or grey insects that cling to hairs but adhere to scalp where they feed off. They lay eggs that hatch after seven to 10 days. It takes some time for new lice to hatch louse and grow into adult. Nits are an empty white egg shells that are left on scalp. They are often mistake with dandruff. Nits adhere strongly to your hair, which are not easy to brush off.
Checking head lice is not easy. They are difficult to notice just by looking in the hair or scalp. The best way to check is comb the hair with a detection comb. Experts advise people to do this at least once in a week. This can be helpful if you are in contact with people who have head lice or if you experience it recurrently.

Detection Comb Method

For Wet Hair

Usually, it takes 10 to 15 minutes to check the head, depending on the hair thickness and length. Before using the detection comb, wash your hair with a quality shampoo, rinse and apply conditioner, and then comb your hair with a normal comb to overcome tangles. Detection comb is a special fine-teethed comb that is available at any online pharmacy store. Use it carefully; make sure the teeth of the detection comb touches the scalp. Now, draw the comb toward the tips of the hair.
After each stroke, just check for any lice with the help of a magnifying glass. If you notice any lice, wipe the detection comb with a tissue to rinse it. After completing with whole head, wash out the conditioner and repeat the procedure to check for any remaining lice.

For Dry Hair

Untangle the hair with an ordinary comb or brush. Once your hair gets free, use detection comb and follow the procedure mentioned in wet hair. Comb every section at least three to four times. If you notice any nits, just trap it with your thumb. This prevents the risk of louse being repulsed. Continue combing until your whole scalp is completely combed.

Head Lice Treatment

If you have frequent head lice problem, see a GP or pharmacist who can advise you hair and scalp treatment. The treatment usually depends on your personal preferences and the kind of treatment you tried before. Effective medicines are available in the form of topical solutions and spray gels. They help clear head lice if used aptly. Head lice are highly communicable and one should always look for them with a detection comb. If detected, one should immediately go for head lice treatment. At the same time, other family members should be treated; this helps prevent spreading.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Understanding Torticollis

Torticollis is a health condition characterized by the chronic neck pain with stiffens. It means twisted neck, which is commonly called wry neck. Many people often wake up with wry neck or acute torticollis. Usually, the pain and stiffness stay for a few days and subside without any specific treatment. Pain relief medications are helpful. Mild neck exercises relieve the pain and stiffness.

The cause of acute torticollis or wry neck is idiopathic. It may happen to people with no previous history of neck symptoms. Mostly, it is experienced due to a mild sprain or strain of a neck muscle or ligament. Some of the potential causes include:

·         Sleeping or sitting in an awkward position without proper neck support
·         Improper posture while using a computer
·         Lifting heavy objects or carrying heavy loads improperly
·         Exposure to extreme cold weather

It is very common to go to bed feeling good and to wake up in the morning with a wry neck. The awkward twisting of neck occurs when your muscles or ligament supporting the neck experience sprain or strain, which can be painful. Usually, the pain is on the either side of the neck. The pain aggravates when you try to straighten or move the neck. Sometimes, the pain may radiate to your head or shoulder. The affected muscles become tender and undergo spasm on pressure, because of which the movement is restricted.

Wry Neck Treatment

The aim is to relieve the pain and reduce the stiffness. Gentle neck exercises help relieve the pain as well as stiffness. Gradually try to enhance the range of movements. Do not to put more strain while performing neck exercises. Avoid driving until your neck pain subsides and you can move your neck freely.

Pain relief medications are often helpful, such as Paracetamol and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Ibuprofen, Diclofenac or Naproxen. Unfortunately, people with history of liver or kidney disease cannot use painkillers. In severe cases, a stronger painkiller (codeine) or a muscle relaxant (diaxepam) is beneficial. Heat wraps or heat & pain relief patches can help reduce the neck stiffness.

You can prevent acute torticollis by sitting and sleeping in a proper position. A firm supporting pillow is of great help when sleeping.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Probiotics May Help People With Dementia

A recent study has found that probiotics in yoghurt or supplements may help improve memory in people with history of Alzheimer’s disease. The report has suggested that people who were under good bacterial supplement had significant improvement in there brain function tests.

Probiotics are good bacteria and yeasts that are known to have certain health benefits. The natural source of probiotics is yoghurt. Probiotics are also available in the form of supplements.
A medical research team advised people with serious Alzheimer’s to have probiotic drink on a daily basis for 12 weeks. They measured the alterations in the brain function test before and after the supplementation. Eventually, they found mild improvement in people who took probiotics than people who did not. However, it is not clear whether the improvement is sufficient to approve it clinically or therapeutically.

While the findings are not so conclusive, researchers opine that there should be some association between the gut health and the brain function. Exploring the association between these bodily systems could help draw out new insights and plausible treatments for Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia.

At present, there are no possible safety concerns about the use of probiotics. More studies are required to claim that probiotics are an evidence-based treatment for Alzheimer’s.

The current study concluded that the probiotic supplementation for 12 weeks has favourable effect on the brain function. It may also help improve cognitive function in people with dementia after 12 weeks of therapy. In addition, probiotics are known to have effects on metabolism and inflammation in the body.

Apart from improving brain function, probiotics have beneficial effect on a person’s gastrointestinal system, as they improve bacterial intestinal flora that enhances digestion.
Dietary recommendation for people with Alzheimer’s disease is exactly the same as for other people, such as eating a well-balanced diet.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Stay Healthy In Cold Weather

In England, the health department officials have alarmed the probability of severe cold weather, heavy snow and icy conditions. Extreme cold weather can make you vulnerable to certain health issues. It is important that you take utmost care of your health during extreme cold weather conditions, especially if you are old.

People with pre-existing cardiac issues, chronic respiratory illness, seasonal allergies and rheumatic disorders are advised to take special precautions during icy cold conditions. Also, infants and young children are at the risk of developing health issues caused by cold weather. Hence, it is important to care of yourself and your family members to prevent medical issues that are aggravated by icy conditions, such as cold and cough, sore throat, allergies, asthma, etc.

How to stay healthy in icy cold weather?

Dress heavily and cover the exposed part
Cover your skin as much as possible, as frostbites may develop within a shorter duration of exposure to icy weather. Wear warm, waterproof jackets, waterproof gloves/boots and hat. Choose silk or wool inner layers, as they retain more heat than cotton.

Keep yourself dry
Do not wear wet clothing, as you are more prone to hypothermia in cold and wet conditions. If you get wet, make sure you change into dry clothing.

Be aware of outdoor conditions
Before going outdoors, make sure you check the weather report. This will help you take necessary precautions so that you can prevent health issues caused by extremely cold conditions. If possible, reschedule your outdoor activities or spend little amount of time.

If you experience any kind of sickness during extreme cold weather conditions, immediately see your GP. Meanwhile, you can follow the above mentioned safety tips. If you experience cough, cold, allergy or frostbites, you can use over-the-counter cough and cold treatment, allergy medicines or skin care medications, but after consulting your medical advisor.

At PharmacyOutlet, you can buy OTC medicines online that are useful in treating common health issues caused by extreme cold weather.

Overcome Allergic Rhinitis With Galpharm Tablets

Allergic rhinitis, also called hay fever, is one of the most common allergic conditions in the UK. It usually affects people with weak, poor or underdeveloped immune system. An allergy is an exaggerated response between a sensitive immune system and an allergen. Allergic rhinitis is an inflammation of the nose caused by the invasion of pollen.

When an allergic reaction takes place, the body releases chemical called histamine. Histamine plays a great role in giving rise to inflammation and irritation, producing excess mucus in the nasal passages and allergy symptoms such as:
  • Frequent sneezing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Nasal blockage
  • Post-nasal discharge
  • Nasal itching
  • Red, watery and itchy eyes
  • Mild fever with cough and dry throat

How to overcome allergic rhinitis?

There are various medicines effective in treating hay fever, while Cetirizine is one of them. Galpharm Hayfever and Allergy Relief Tablets contain 10mg Cetirizine, which is an ideal dose for adults with allergic rhinitis. Cetirizine is an antihistamine drug that looks after inhibiting the histamine receptor cells in order to stop the body from releasing histamine. Once histamine is reduced, the inflammation and irritation subside, relieving the symptoms of hay fever.

You need to take one pill once a day for seven consecutive days to achieve cure. Physicians often advise patients to take the dose before going to bed. That’s because the drug has the ability to produce mild to moderate dizziness. Although Cetirizine is available over-the-counter, it is important to see your GP before using it.

Do not give Galpharm Hayfever and Allergy Tablets to children, as they need this allergy medicine in lower potencies and in syrup form. Keep this allergy medicine away from direct heat and sunlight; otherwise, the drug may lose its efficacy. More importantly, store this allergy relief medicine out of the reach and sight of children.

Contact your GP if you experience any unwanted side effects such as skin rashes, breathlessness, headache, swelling of face of extreme dizziness.

Use Galpharm Hayfever and Allergy Tablets to get relief from allergic rhinitis! 

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Get Rid of Bloating Or Trapped Wind

Stomach or abdominal bloating is a common problem. Most of us often experience the feeling of bloating or gaseous distension, making our tummy puffy, uncomfortable and stretched. It is usually experienced after a big weekend or during a festive season, as we tend to overeat such times. However, for some people, it is just an occasional problem.

Following are the causes of bloating or trapped wind:
  • Excess wind
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Swallowing too much air while eating or talking
  • Food intolerance
  • Coeliac disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

How to get rid of bloating?
Treating and correcting the underlying condition can help overcome trapped wind or bloating. For instance, cutting out fizzy foods and drinks can help you get rid of trapped wind. Eat healthy and perform regular exercise to overcome bloating.

Cut down foods that cause bloating, such as onions, beans, cabbage, sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli. Make sure you eat fresh fruits and vegetables that are rich in dietary fibre. If you have chronic constipation, eat fibre-rich diet, drink plenty of water and do regular exercise. Brisk walking for 20 minutes daily would help improve bowel function.

Do not swallow too much of air while talking and eating. Sit down to eat and chew the food thoroughly before gulping. Reduce or avoid the intake of fizzy drinks and stop chewing gum.

When your bowel fails to empty properly or the food produces gas, you experience trapped wind due to food intolerance. Wheat (gluten) and dairy products are the main culprits. The best way to get rid of bloating caused by these foodstuffs is to avoid or reduce the intake of such foods.

Coeliac disease is a digestive condition where the intestines fail to absorb gluten. Apart from trapped wind, you may experience diarrhoea, abdominal discomfort and weakness. Gluten-free diet is the best way in such cases. IBS causes bloating with alternate diarrhoea and constipation.

If bloating persists even after following the aforementioned steps, make sure you see your GP, because it may indicate some serious medical issues. Over-the-counter medicines containing calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate may help reduce trapped wind or bloating.