Conjunctivitis – How to know & Treat it

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Conjunctivitis is on of the most common minor ailments we see each day in our pharmacies.
Let’s take a look at how you can treat common ailments
such as conjunctivitis in Neath with our NHS common ailments scheme.


Conjunctivitis is caused by either a viral or bacterial infection or allergy.
It causes a red or pink eye. It can also cause feelings of your eyes being

  • gritty
  • itching
  • burning
  • watery
  • sticky


Conjunctivitis doesn’t always need antibiotics, it can often get better
in a couple of weeks without any treatment at all.

However some eye conditions can also be very serious especially
if you have pain or disturbance in vision.

You can check for serious symptoms at this NHS website or pop in and see us

how do you treat these common ailments in neath?

When you are looking to treat common ailments in Neath, it can be difficult to know if
an eye ailment is conjunctivitis or not.

With the NHS common ailments scheme our pharmacists will offer
their expert opinion and the best way to treat it. You might wish to book an
appointment if you’re struggling with eye discomfort, are worried about
infection or if symptoms last longer than expected.

It’s quick and easy to book an NHS appointment at The Health Dispensary
in Neath, and anyone who lives in Wales or who is registered with a Welsh
GP practice can attend. The benefits of the scheme include shorter waiting
times for an appointment and over-the-counter medications (often expensive) for free.

Treatments for these conditions are often prescription-only and we have qualified prescribers,
which means that you can avoid a visit to your GP and come straight to us
for your common ailments. This saves not only your GP’s time
but also your own and saves the NHS money


During your appointment, you can expect a 5-to-10-minute consultation
similar to a GP appointment, during which our pharmacist will offer free
advice and – if needed – treatment without you having to go anywhere else.

Aside from conjunctivitis, other common ailments you can book an appointment for with the
scheme include hayfever, dry skin, threadworms, vaginal thrush, head lice
and more. You can find out more about how we can treat common ailments in Neath here:

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Appointments can be in person, via phone or video; you can even collect your treatments from our 24/7 collection points.
This means that you don’t have to take time out of your busy work day.

You can find out more about our 247 collection points here:

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Give us a call for more information on the NHS common
ailments scheme or book online now to start feeling like yourself again!

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Categories: Common Ailments (NHS), Health, Pharmacist Prescriptions