Dave developed a headache, sickness and dizziness after a very hot day

I love gardening, but it can be hard work in the summer.  

I spent all day in the garden last week and didn’t realise how long I had been in the heat. I started to get a headache, and felt I felt dizzy and sick, so I went inside to cool down.  

I was able to rest in the shade, have a rehydration drink and take some paracetamol from my medicine cabinet. Within a couple of hours, I felt much better and was able to enjoy the rest of my evening.  

I’m glad that I didn’t need to go to the doctors and already had what I needed in my medicine cabinet. 

There are common conditions that people can often manage for themselves, such as: 

  • Coughs and colds 
  • Sprains and strains 
  • Sore throat 
  • Sinusitis 
  • Earache 
  • Constipation 
  • Headache 

If you’re unsure about which conditions you should be managing yourself, or how to manage them, see your local pharmacist or visit NHS 111 online. 

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