If you have a well-stocked, locked medicines box at home you may be able to deal with the problem yourself. Useful medicines include paracetamol and ibuprofen for pain, fever and headaches, antihistamines for allergies and hay fever and indigestion remedy for heartburn and trapped wind.
Ask your pharmacist about which medicines to keep at home.
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