Self-Care: Visit Your Pharmacy First

Sometimes when you or your family are feeling poorly you may not need to make an appointment to see your GP (family doctor).

Your local community pharmacist is a trained medical professional who can provide FREE, friendly advice on the best treatment for a wide range of illnesses and minor ailments.

Click here to find out which pharmacies near you are open over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays. For the full list, click here.

Typical illnesses could be:

  • Aches and pains
  • Bites and stings
  • Chicken pox
  • Colds
  • Cold sores
  • Colic
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constipation
  • Cystitis in women
  • Diarrhoea
  • Ear wax
  • Eczema or dermatitis
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Hay fever
  • Head lice
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Nappy rash
  • Teething
  • Threadworm
  • Thrush
  • Verrucas
  • Warts

You can go to any pharmacy in the Basingstoke and Alton areas for practical advice about how to deal with these.

To find details of your nearest pharmacy please visit the NHS Choices website here.

Alternatively you can contact NHS 111.