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Colds and Flu - Adult


Colds and flu are both caused by viruses. You will get better with or without a medicine, but over the counter remedies may help relieve your symptoms.

Our Advice
  • Cold and flu products may improve your symptoms.
  • They contain many different ingredients: ask your pharmacist for the best product for you.
  • For severe colds and flu, have plenty of rest and drink lots of water.
  • If symptoms are severe or include a rash, confusion or drowsiness, ask your pharmacist for advice.
  • If you are diabetic, elderly or have a long-term chest or heart condition visit your doctor for a flu jab every year.
  • Colds and flu rarely need antibiotics from your doctor.
  • If you have just returned from a country where malaria is a problem and have flu-like symptoms see your doctor.
  • If you are worried about your symptoms, ask our pharmacist for advice.