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Minor ailments are generally defined as medical conditions that will resolve on their own and can be reasonably self-diagnosed and self-managed with over-the-counter medications. In the following modules the following non-exclusive list of minor ailments areas will be covered: 

  • Benefits of running a minor ailments service in a community pharmacy
  • Acne
  • Athletes Foot
  • Diarrhoea
  • Ear Wax
  • Ringworm / Groin Area Infection 
  • Haemorrrhoids
  • Hay fever
  • Head Lice
  • Mouth Ulcers
  • Oral Thrush
  • Scabies
  • Threadworms
  • Vaginal Thrush
  • Verrucae and Warts
  • The Pharmacy First Service

By the end of the module learners should have a greater understanding of various common ailments, their treatment regimes and the Pharmacy First Service. They should also be able to offer advice where needed and know when to refer to the pharmacist where appropriate.