Coughs, Cold & Flu

Common colds are often treatable without the need to see a GP. Common symptoms include: • Blocked or runny nose. • Sore throat. • Headaches. • muscle aches. • Coughs. • Sneezing • Raised temperature • Pressure in your ears and face. • Loss of taste and smell. GPs don’t recommend antibiotics for colds as they’re only effective against bacterial infections, whereas colds are caused by viruses. Pharmacists can offer alternative OTC medicines such as: • Decongestant sprays or tablets to relieve a blocked nose. • Paracetamol or ibuprofen which can help ease aches and also work to lower temperature. • Cold & flu medicines such as Day/Night Nurse and Lemsip which target multiple symptoms. Types of medicines that can be offered to help coughs, but not get rid of them, include: • Cough syrup. • Cough medicine (some cough medicines should not be given to children under 12) • […]

Pillbox New Services for the Community

This month Pillbox staff members went to Long Acres Garden Centre, Bagshot to offer services from our private health clinic. Well done to all the team members who helped deliver the services and make the day a success!