Minor ailments

If you need a medicine or advice to treat a minor condition, you may be able to obtain this from your local Cohens Chemist instead of making an appointment with your GP. Some of our branches provide an NHS Minor Ailments scheme and so some medications can be supplied FREE of charge*.

  • Hayfever
  • Threadworm
  • Cough and cold
  • Nappy rash
  • Eczema
  • Mouth Ulcers
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Headlice
  • Bites and stings
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Ear ache
  • Heartburn and indigestion
  • Cystitis
  • Thrush
  • Sore throat

Please visit your local Cohens Chemist for more information on availability and for a list of conditions covered by this service if offered in your area.

*If you are under 16 or over 60 years of age, hold an NHS exemption certificate or receive certain benefits you may be able to receive treatment free of charge. NHS charges apply for other patients, but may still be a cost effective solution for treatment. You will be required to answer some questions about your health and other medical conditions before receiving any treatment.