Is your medicine cabinet ready for the winter?
Most common winter ailments, such as a cold, sore throat, cough, sinusitis or painful middle ear infection (earache), can’t be treated with antibiotics.
The best thing to do is:
Drink plenty of fluids
Have at least one hot meal a day to keep your energy levels up
Talk to your pharmacist for advice on getting any pain relief you need such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.
Your pharmacist can advise you on which medicines you should have in your cabinet, to help get you and your family through the winter season.
Take medicines as directed
If you’ve been prescribed antibiotics or any other medication, make sure you take them as directed.