guy-with-ideaDid you know that common health complaints, such as coughs, colds and headaches, account for one out of every five GP appointments in England.

Many of these can be treated quicker and just as effectively at home using self care, advice from your pharmacist and over-the-counter medicines bought from pharmacies or supermarkets.

Below are the top 10 conditions, listed in decreasing order, that account for 75% of GP consultations for minor ailments.

  1. Back pain
  2. Dermatitis
  3. Heartburn and indigestion
  4. Nasal congestion
  5. Constipation
  6. Migraines
  7. Coughs
  8. Acne
  9. Sprains and strains
  10. Headaches

Click here to find out the most effective treatments for dealing with each of these conditions at home. Remember that you can get advice from your local community pharmacist on a whole range of health issues, including when to visit your GP. And there’s no appointment needed.