All the latest news, information and advice on medicines and keeping healthy throughout the year.

Hay fever advice


Many treatments for hay fever can be bought without a prescription from pharmacies or other retail outlets. A wide range of hay fever medications are available without seeing a doctor and often at a low cost, cheaper than the cost of an NHS prescription fee. Buying hay fever medication can be convenient for many patients […]

Don’t let allergies take the spring out of your step


Spring and summer are the time of year when hay fever and allergies can get much worse, with symptoms including sneezing, coughing, skin rashes and shortness of breath. But there’s no need to get bogged down by runny noses, itchy eyes, irritated skin and tickly throats. Allergy sufferers can prepare for the spring and summer […]

Passport and paracetamol


Have you thought about paying a visit to your local pharmacy as part of your pre-holiday preparations? Pharmacies can provide a range of advice to make sure you’re prepared for common illnesses before you set off. The fun can easily be taken out of your holiday if you experience a stomach upset, sunburn, insect bites […]

Hay fever advice not to be sniffed at


Hay fever affects around one in four people in the UK with the main triggers being grass and pollen. As the pollen count climbs, hay fever can make everyday life miserable and tiring, with sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose and an itchy throat among the list of symptoms. There are lots of medicines and remedies […]