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Pain killers for minor aches and pains

(paracetamol, ibuprofen, aspirin)

Hay fever preparations

Cough and cold remedies          

Lozenges, throat sprays and gargles

Treatments for minor acnes

Indigestion remedies

Barrier cream for nappy rash

Head lice lotions and shampoos

Threadworm tablets

Athlete's foot creams and powders

Bath additives for minor dry skin conditions

Soya milks

Sun creams for sensitive skins

Ear wax treatments

Slimming preparations

Treatments for non-serious constipation

and diarrhoea

Creams, gels and tubigrip

Travel medicines


Gluten free foods


Many of these are available over-the-counter at pharmacies or even from your local supermarket. Own brand and generic items are often cheaper and just as effective.

NHS Suffolk spent £5 million on these items last year! It could have been spent on treating serious, life-threatening illnesses.

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