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Minor ailment services

Some pharmacies run a minor ailment scheme, which means they can supply medicines for certain conditions on the NHS.

If your pharmacy runs a minor ailment scheme that includes eczema, for example, it means your pharmacist can supply medicines for this condition and you'll only pay the standard prescription charge.

If you're exempt from paying prescription charges because you're under 16 or over 60, for example, or you have a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) you won't pay for the medicine. Just ask at your local pharmacy.

Your pharmacist may be able to help with:

skin conditions, such as mild acne and mild eczema

coughs and colds, including nasal congestion and sore throat

minor cuts and bruises

constipation and haemorrhoids (piles)

hay fever and allergies

aches and pains, such as headaches, earache and back pain

indigestion, diarrhoea and threadworms

period pain and thrush

warts and verrucas, mouth ulcers and cold sores

athlete's foot

nappy rash and teething