Pain and inflamation, high temperature/fever, coughs, colds and nasal congestion, minor eye infections, constipation and stomach upsets, fungal infections (e.g. athletes foot), cold sores…
Pharmacists (chemists) offer expert advice and information on healthcare, as well as help with your medicines.
The Pharmacy Minor Ailments Service – for conditions such as coughs, colds, sore throats – also offers people who don’t pay for their prescriptions free advice and treatment for many common illnesses. To qualify you must be registered with a GP in Scotland, and not as a temporary resident or a resident in a care home.
For information on these and other services ask your general practitioner or pharmacist for more details.
There is no need to make an appointment – just walk into any pharmacy to access the expert advice and services on offer.
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Did You Know?
In Forth Valley there are 70 community pharmacies spread across the entire region who, between them, dispensed more than five million prescriptions last year
More than 40,000 Forth Valley residents have registered to use the NHS Pharmacy Minor Ailments Service
Community pharmacies offer a range of services including: emergency contraception, advice and treatment to stop smoking, travel advice, weight management, health checks and many more