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Minor ailments service

If you have certain minor ailments or conditions you may be eligible for Pharmacy First minor ailments service. The service enables those who get free prescriptions to go straight to their pharmacist for a consultation, instead of going to their GP for a prescription.

You must be registered with a Southampton City GP practice and be eligible for free prescriptions to use this service which covers the following ailments:

  • Cough
  • Cold
  • Fever in children
  • Upper respiratory tract infection (including cough, cold, ear ache)
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Earwax
  • Indigestion
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Dry eye
  • Nappy rash
  • Hay fever
  • Headlice
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Headache
  • Vaginal thrush
  • Oral thrush (adults)
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Athletes’ foot
  • Cold sores
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Threadworm
  • Paediatric teething
  • Musculoskeletal pain & soft tissue injury

Pharmacy First is currently available at the pharmacies listed below.

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