Did you know there are 7 conditions that can be treated by your local pharmacist? With our Pharmacy First service, we’re here to help you with more than just prescriptions.

The Pharmacy First service is designed to provide convenient access to healthcare through community pharmacies. This service allows patients to receive appropriate medications directly from a pharmacy without needing a GP appointment. It aims to address health issues promptly and efficiently.

Acute Otitis Media: This is a middle ear infection, often seen in children. Symptoms may include ear pain, fever, fussiness in infants, hearing difficulties, and drainage of fluid from the ear.

Impetigo: A highly contagious bacterial skin infection, common in children. Symptoms include red sores that rupture and ooze, forming honey-coloured crusts. It can occur anywhere on the body but often appears around the nose and mouth.

Infected Insect Bites: When insect bites become infected, symptoms can include redness, warmth, swelling, pain or tenderness, pus or drainage, fever, and swollen lymph nodes.

Shingles: Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox. Symptoms include a painful rash that typically appears as a single stripe of blisters wrapping around one side of the torso but can occur anywhere on the body. Other symptoms may include fever, headache, fatigue, and sensitivity to light.

Sinusitis: Inflammation of the sinuses, often due to infection. Symptoms can include facial pain or pressure, nasal congestion, thick nasal discharge, cough, reduced sense of smell, headache, fever, and fatigue.

Sore Throat: Usually caused by a viral infection like the common cold or flu. Symptoms include pain or scratchiness in the throat, difficulty swallowing, swollen glands in the neck, red tonsils, white patches on the tonsils, and hoarseness.

Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in Women: UTIs are bacterial infections affecting the urinary tract. Symptoms may include a strong, persistent urge to urinate, burning sensation during urination, passing frequent, small amounts of urine, cloudy or strong-smelling urine, pelvic pain in women, and sometimes urine that appears red or bright pink (indicating the presence of blood).

It’s important to note that these are general symptoms, and the severity and specific symptoms can vary from person to person. If you suspect you have any of these conditions you can now get treated at your Pharmacy via the Pharmacy First Service, we’re here to help you with more than just prescriptions.

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