Posted: 13.02.2015 | Author: C Boal
Is your medicine cabinet fit for the winter?
As part of the choose well campaign, the Practice supports the minor ailments scheme and treat yourself better without antibiotics.
Most common winter ailments, such as colds, sore throat, cough, sinusitis or painful middle ear infection (earache) can’t be treated with antibiotics.
Rest, drink plenty of fluids, take pain relievers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen and talk to your pharmacist for advice on getting the relief you need.
How long can you expect to suffer;
Middle ear infection – 4 days
Sore throat – 1 week
Cold – 1.5 weeks
Sinusitis – 2.5 weeks
Cough – 3 weeks
What should you do now?
Ask your pharmacist what medicines should be in your cabinet to help get you and your family through the winter season.
There are fact sheets available at the reception desk in Practice or visit www.treatyourselfbetter.co.uk for more information.
Our walk in clinic / open surgery is available every week day Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 8.30am to 10.30am where you can see a doctor. This is a one problem appointment and is on a first come first served basis. There are daily GP telephone consultation requests taken between 8.30am and 10.30am, if you have more than one problem and ongoing concerns please book an appointment with a GP.
After surgery hours and holiday closures, please call the out of hours doctors on
028 9079 6220.
In an emergency call 999.