As part of World Antibiotics Awareness Week, please see the links below for useful information on the importance of self-care when treating viral infections.
There are 2 key points to note that can help you:
1. The importance of hand washing to limit the spread of infections and protection from catching infections
2. Consulting with your local pharmacist first (for both adults and children). They are trained to advise on medicines to treat symptoms of viral infections, know when a patient should be referred to a doctor and some are able to offer Pharmacy First services - a scheme allowing local pharmacies to dispense medications free of charge to those normally eligible for free prescriptions.
Patient Information - Coughs & Colds
Patient Information - Fever in Children