Over The Counter Medication 

new guidelines have been issued by NHS England:

Change to prescribing of Over the Counter medicines...

For 35 minor, short-term health conditions over the counter medicines will not be routinely prescribed.

Many of these are available at chemists, petrol stations village shops and supermarkets.

OTC questions and answers

For more information visit www.wiltshireccg.nhs.uk

Acute sore throat


Mild cystitis

Infrequent cold sores of lip


Infant colic

Coughs, colds & nasal congestion

Cradle cap (seborrhoeic dermatitis – infants)


Mild irritant dermatitis

Indigestion & heartburn

Head lice


Infrequent constipation

Minor burns & scalds

Diarrhoea (adults)

Infrequent migraine

Mouth ulcers

Dry eyes/sore (tired) eyes

Insect stings & bites

Oral thrush


Mild dry skin

Nappy rash

Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)

Mild acne

Ringworm & athlete’s foot

Prevention of dental caries



Teething & mild toothache

Sunburn protection

Travel sickness

Mild to moderate hayfever & seasonal rhinitis

Warts & verrucae

Minor conditions associated with pain, discomfort and/fever. (e.g. aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain)



Vitamins and minerals

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