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Minor conditions are generally not a serious health problem and can be treated

with Over The Counter medications available from your local pharmacy.

Examples of minor conditions that may not require a visit to your doctor or a prescription, and that your local pharmacist can help you with include:

Aches and pains (minor)

Acne (mild)

Athlete’s foot

Back pain (one-off)

Cold sores


Constipation (one-off)

Coughs and colds

Cystitis (mild)

Diarrhoea (one-off)

Dry eye

Dry or irritated skin

Ear wax

Eczema (mild)

Eye infection


Fungal skin and nail infections

Hay fever

Headaches (one-off)

Head lice

Heartburn (one-off)

Indigestion (one-off)

Insect bites and stings


Mouth ulcer (minor)

Nappy rash

Period pain




Skin rash

Sleep problems (short-term)


Temperature (small increase)



Travel sickness

Vaginal thrush

Verrucas and warts

Please see the attached Treating minor conditions leaflet  for more information.

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