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Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group does not recommend the prescribing of medicines and treatments for minor, short-term conditions where self-care is the most appropriate route and where medicines and treatments are available to buy over the counter. For common conditions that can be treated with a medication that is available to buy over the counter from your local pharmacy, please see your pharmacist. This includes:
|coughs and colds||oral thrush||infrequent migraine||warts and verrucae||ringworm/athlete’s foot|
|acute sore throat||diarrhoea (adults)||mild acne||travel sickness||fungal nail infections|
|hayfever and allergies||infrequent constipation||mild dry skin||threadworm||cradle cap/dandruff|
|skin rashes/nappy rash||infant colic||minor pain, discomfort and fever||head lice||infrequent cold sores of the lip|
|heartburn and indigestion||haemorrhoids||teething/mild toothache||nasal congestion||conjunctivitis|
If at any time you are concerned about your condition or if your symptoms are not improving after a few days of treatment with the over the counter medications you should contact the local pharmacist or the surgery for more advice.