new guidelines have been issued by NHS England:
Change to prescribing of Over the Counter medicines...
For 35 minor, short-term health conditions over the counter medicines will not be routinely prescribed.
Many of these are available at chemists, petrol stations village shops and supermarkets.
OTC questions and answers
For more information visit www.wiltshireccg.nhs.uk
Acute sore throat
Infrequent cold sores of lip
Coughs, colds & nasal congestion
Cradle cap (seborrhoeic dermatitis – infants)
Mild irritant dermatitis
Indigestion & heartburn
Minor burns & scalds
Dry eyes/sore (tired) eyes
Insect stings & bites
Mild dry skin
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
Ringworm & athlete’s foot
Prevention of dental caries
Teething & mild toothache
Mild to moderate hayfever & seasonal rhinitis
Warts & verrucae
Minor conditions associated with pain, discomfort and/fever. (e.g. aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain)
Vitamins and minerals