NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group

We want you to have more care closer to your home...

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Stocking your medicine cabinet


Most common ailments, such as a cold, sore throat, cough, sinusitis or earache, can’t be treated with antibiotics.

The best things to do

  • Rest
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Have at least one hot meal a day to keep your energy levels up
  • Talk to your pharmacist for advice on getting any pain relief you need such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.

Have you got these in your medicine cabinet?

A lot of illnesses or symptoms, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, upset stomachs and aches and pains can be treated in your home by using a well-stocked medicine cabinet Stock up with:

  • paracetamol
  • aspirin
  • ibuprofen
  • anti-diarrhoea medicine
  • re-hydration mixtures
  • indigestion remedies
  • plasters
  • and a thermometer

Please do not give aspirin to children under 16 as this can cause serious complications in children.

For further information visit NHS Choices www.nhs.uk or speak to your pharmacist.

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