Over The Counter Products
Many minor ailments can be treated at home with the support of your local pharmacy if needed. Over the counter products for self care are things like pain relief and cough and cold remedies, and these items can be bought from pharmacies and supermarkets without a prescription.
By spending less on prescribing these easily purchased medicines, the NHS in Bexley can spend this money on other NHS treatments.
For advice and information on what to do when illness strikes, including when to self care, visit Bexley CCG's website.
This practice is unable to routinely prescribe medicines for self-care that can be bought readily from supermarkets and pharmacies without a prescription.
Thank you for your understanding.
Anti-diarrhoeal medication for short-term use
Anti-fungal treatment for short-term minor ailments
Baby colic treatment
Cold sore creams
Complementary and alternative preparations
Cough and cold remedies
Ear wax removers
Head lice and scabies treatment
Haemorrhoidal preparations for short-term use
Infant formulas (lactosefree, soya-based and ‘staydown’ anti-reflux baby milks)
Laxatives for short-term use
Mouthwashes and mouth ulcer treatment
Nappy rash cream
Painkillers for short-term pain control e.g. headaches
Hay fever treatments
Topical steroids for short term use for bites, stings or mild dermatitis
Vitamins and supplements
Warts and verruca treatment