Is your medicine cabinet fit for the winter? Most common winter ailments, such as cold, sore throat, cough, sinusitis or painful middle ear infection (earache) can't be treated with antibiotics.
What works instead? - Rest, drink plenty of fluids, take pain relievers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen and talk to your pharmacist for advice on getting the relief you need.
How long can I expect to suffer?
Middle ear infection - 4 days
Sore throat - 1 week
Cold - 1.5 weeks
Sinusitis - 2.5 weeks
Cough - 3 weeks
Speak to your pharmacist first for advice on what is best for you.
Visit www.treatyourselfbetter.co.uk for more information.
Remember antibiotics DO NOT help common winter ailments.