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Treat Yourself Better

Most common ailments such as colds, sore throats, cough; sinusitis or painful middle ear infection (ear ache) can be treated without 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 will my symptoms last?

Earache           4 days

Sore Throat     1 week

Cold                 1.5 weeks

Sinusitis          2.5 weeks

Cough             3 Weeks

Flu                   2 Weeks 

Visit the website for further information on how to treat your symptoms without antibiotics.

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