Lisa woke up with an eye infection

Recently, I had an eye infection that wouldn’t go away with any of the at-home remedies I was trying.

I decided to ring my GP but was told it’d be another week for an appointment so I should try a nearby pharmacy instead.

The pharmacist was great. She came out to speak to me, asking me about my symptoms and taking a quick look before recommending treatment. Within an hour of making the initial phone call to my GP, I was back home with some cream and eye drops!

Now I know a pharmacist can provide treatment and such good medical advice, I’ll make sure to use them more often before I make an appointment with my GP.

As qualified healthcare professionals, if you’ve got any of the following, head to your pharmacist for:

  • Aches and pains
  • Sore throat and coughs
  • Colds and flu
  • Earache
  • Cystitis
  • Skin rashes and red eye
  • Teething

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