Self-care is about keeping fit and healthy, understanding when you can look after yourself, when a pharmacist can help, and when to get advice from your GP or another health professional.

Below is some guidance on how to treat some health conditions at home, before seeking medical advice:

Back pain



Common cold

Chicken pox

Ear infection


Heartburn and indigestion

Sore throat

Sprains and strains

Think! Who can help best?