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Our pharmacists can offer treatment and advice to conditions such as:

Indigestion and Reflux
Indigestion can be pain or discomfort in your upper abdomen (dyspepsia) or burning pain behind the breastbone (heartburn). Dyspepsia and heartburn may occur together or on their own. Symptoms usually appear soon after eating or drinking. Common associated symptoms include feeling full or bloated. | Treatment (Over 12 Years of age)
Diarrhoea is when the stool (faeces) is loose and watery. Diarrhoea can cause frequent and urgent desires to go to the toilet. Sometimes people with diarrhoea are unable to reach a toilet in time and they become incontinent. Diarrhoea can be both a symptom and cause of incontinence. | Advice
Hay fever is a common allergic reaction which occurs at certain times of the year. It is known as seasonal rhinitis, sharing symptoms with perennial (year-round) allergic rhinitis, but occurring as a reaction to pollen from grass, trees and weeds during the early spring and summer months. | Treatment
Teething is the process by which an infant's first teeth (the deciduous teeth, often called "baby teeth" or "milk teeth") sequentially appear by emerging through the gums, typically arriving in pairs. The mandibular central incisors are the first primary teeth to erupt, usually between 6 and 10 months of age. | Treatment (Over 3 Months of age)
Colic is when a healthy baby cries or fusses frequently for a prolonged period. If your baby regularly cries for more than 3 hours a day, he or she may have colic. Colic can start a few weeks after birth. It is generally worst between 4 and 6 weeks of age. | Advice
Threadworms, also known as pinworms, are tiny parasitic worms that infect the large intestine of humans. Threadworms are a common type of worm infection in the UK, particularly in children under the age of 10. The worms are white and look like small pieces of thread | Treatment (Over 2 Years of age)
Athletes foot
Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection that usually begins between the toes. It commonly occurs in people whose feet have become very sweaty while confined within tightfitting shoes. Signs and symptoms of athlete's foot include a scaly rash that usually causes itching, stinging, and burning. | Treatment
Mouth ulcers
Mouth ulcers are painful areas in the mouth and gums. They are also known as canker sores. While mostly harmless, mouth ulcers can be extremely uncomfortable and make it difficult for some people to eat, drink, and brush their teeth. | Treatment (Over 10 Years of age)
Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point. It causes spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that is hot or painful to touch. | Treatment
Verruca (plantar wart) Verrucae are warts on the soles of your feet. They may have tiny black dots in the centre and can be painful when you put weight on them. They tend to look quite flat because of the pressure put on them. Sometimes, if you have clusters of verrucae, they can fuse together. | Treatment ( Over 2 Years of age)
In growing toenails
Ingrown toenails occur when the edges or corners of your nails grow into the skin next to the nail. Your big toe is most likely to get an ingrown toenail. You can treat ingrown toenails at home. However, they can cause complications that might require medical treatment. | Advice
Oral thrush
Oral thrush happens when a yeast infection develops inside your mouth. It is also known as oral candidiasis, oropharyngeal candidiasis, or simply thrush. Oral thrush most often occurs in infants and toddlers. It causes white or yellowish bumps to form on the inner cheeks and tongue. | Treatment
Constipation is a common condition that affects people of all ages. It can mean that you are not passing stools regularly or you are unable to completely empty your bowel. Constipation can also cause your stools to be hard and lumpy, as well as unusually large or small. | Treatment (Over 10 Years of age)
Piles are collections of tissue and vein that become inflamed and swollen. The size of piles can vary, and they are found inside or outside the anus. Piles occur due to chronic constipation, chronic diarrhoea, lifting heavy weights, pregnancy, or straining when passing a stool. | Treatment
Head lice
Head lice are tiny insects that live on hair on your scalp and neck. Nits are the empty eggshells from which head lice have hatched. Head lice can affect anyone but are most common in children under 12. Head lice are not a serious health problem, but they can be a nuisance, and make your scalp itchy and uncomfortable. | Treatment
Nappy rash
Up to a third of babies and toddlers in nappies have nappy rash at any one time. It does not usually develop in new-borns, but all babies can get nappy rash. Nappy rash can be caused by your baby's skin being in contact with wee or poo for a long time or the nappy rubbing against your baby's skin. | Treatment
Chicken pox
Chickenpox is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It causes an itchy rash with small, fluid-filled blisters. Chickenpox is highly contagious to people who have not had the disease or been vaccinated against it. Today, a vaccine is available that protects children against chickenpox | Treatment (Up to 14 Years of age)
Sore throat
A sore throat is pain, scratchiness or irritation of the throat that often worsens when you swallow. The most common cause of a sore throat (pharyngitis) is a viral infection, such as a cold or the flu. A sore throat caused by a virus resolves on its own. | Treatment
Dermatitis is a general term that describes a skin irritation. Dermatitis is a common condition that has many causes and occurs in many forms. It usually involves itchy, dry skin or a rash on swollen, reddened skin. Or it may cause the skin to blister, ooze, crust or flake off. | Treatment
Back pain
Back pain is common and usually improves within a few weeks or months. Pain in the lower back (lumbago) is particularly common, although it can be felt anywhere along the spine, from the neck down to the hips. In most cases the pain is not caused by anything serious and will usually get better over time. | Treatment (Aged 20 - 55 Years of age)
Vaginal thrush
Vaginal thrush is a yeast infection that can make you feel sore and itchy around your vagina. It is also known as vulvovaginal candidiasis. Vaginal thrush is common about three-quarters of women will have it at some point in their lives. | Treatment (Aged 16 - 60 Years of age)
Scabies is a contagious skin condition caused by tiny mites that burrow into the skin. | Treatment (Over 2 Years of age)
Cold Sores
| Advice
Conjunctivitis (Bacterial)
| Treatment (Over 2 of age)
Dry Eyes
| Treatment (Refer to optometrist of age)

Your consultation will always be with a qualified pharmacist and will take place in a confidential area within the pharmacy. If your pharmacist agrees that you need a medicine or product to treat your symptoms they may give it to you free of charge. If you do not wish to register with the service the pharmacist will provide you with advice but will not be able to supply any free medicine.

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