Self Treatment and Local Pharmacy (Including UTI)

We've provided links below to information on the most common minor ailments. GPs spend a deal of time each day advising patients on ailments which will get better by themselves. 

Please help yourself by following the advice on NHS Direct before you ask to see a doctor or nurse - if you continue to have a problem, we will be happy to see you. 

Acne     Back Pain      Boils and Nail Infections      Colds     Conjunctivitis     Constipation     Cough     Cystitis and Kidney Infections     Diarrhoea     Eczema and Dermatitis     Haemorrhoids     Hayfever      Headache     Heartburn and Indigestion     Migraine     Nasal Congestion     Psoriasis     Sore Throat     Sprains and Strains   Ticks/Lyme Disease  Warts   

There are also a number of conditions which can be treated at your pharmacy - 

  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Athletes Foot
  • Cold Sores
  • Conjuctivitis
  • Coughs, Colds and Nasal Congestion
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hay fever
  • Headlice
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Nappy rash
  • Rashes (if otherwise well)
  • Sprains and Strians
  • Threadworms
  • Thrush (vaginal)
  • Thrush (oral)
  • Travel Sickness
  • Urinary Tract Infections (see below)
  • Wart and Verrucas

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) - use the flowchart below to check when you should be visiting your local pharmacy to deal with a UTI/Suspected UTI

Are you female aged 16-65?

Yes – continue

No – GP appointment/call

Are you pregnant, already on antibiotics or have a catheter in situ?

No - continue

Yes – GP appointment/call


Have you had a UTI within the last year?

Yes – continue

No – refer to Community Pharmacy for treatment


Have you had any of the following –

  • UTI which was treated with antibiotics in the last 28 days

  • Two or more UTI episodes within the last six months

  • Three or more episodes within the last 12 months

No – refer to Community Pharmacy for treatment

Yes – GP appointment/call


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