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

Cough

Constipation

Common cold

Chicken pox

Ear infection

Headache

Heartburn and indigestion

Sore throat

Sprains and strains