See a pharmacist
Pharmacists can offer professional advice and over the counter medicine for minor illnesses, for example:
- sore throats
- tummy trouble
- aches and pains
If it turns out to be more serious, pharmacists can make sure you get the help you need. This may include seeing a GP or nurse.
Read the NHS.UK guidance on how your pharmacy can help.
A lot of people visit their GP for a respiratory tract infection, for example a sinus, throat or chest infection.
These are usually caused by viruses, which means antibiotics are not needed.
These infections will normally clear up by looking after yourself at home with rest, plenty of fluids and paracetamol.
Read the NHS.UK guidance about antibiotics.