A lot of common illnesses and injuries can be treated at home with medicines you can buy at a pharmacy, and plenty of rest.

Useful medicines include:

  • Paracetamol and ibuprofen – for pain relief
    (Always follow the instructions on the pack. Keep medicines out of the reach of children).
  • Decongestants – for stuffy noses
  • Indigestion remedies – tablets or liquids to help with heartburn
  • Antiseptic wipes – for cuts and grazes
  • Antihistamine tablets – for allergies and insect bites
  • Rehydration remedies – these can help to restore your body's natural balance of minerals and fluid, and relieve discomfort and tiredness if you have diarrhoea, vomiting or fever
  • Anti-diarrhoea tablets


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