Latest Advice
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
  • New continuous cough and/or
  • High temperature
  • loss or change to your sense of smell or taste  

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness If you have coronavirus symptoms:
  • Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
  • You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home
  • Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home
  • Plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home and consider what can be done for vulnerable people in the household
  • Ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
  • Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser
  • If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, then use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999
  • Visit NHS 111 Online for more information

Stay at Home
  • If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (See ending isolation section below for more information)
  • If you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill
  • It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
  • For anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14 day isolation period. (See ending isolation section below for more information
  • If you can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period
  • If you cannot move vulnerable people out of your home, stay away from them as much as possible
Find out more about UK Gov Coronavirus Response
Don't show this again
Shopping Cart
In Store
Total Excl VAT
Open Hours
What we have to say about your health and well being
Jul 2016
I keep getting cystitis but my doctor says there is no infection. Can you help?

A Sometimes when you have all the symptoms of cystitis-needing to empty your bladder urgently but only able to produce a small amount of urine along with pain and discomfort then it may well be something called interstitial cystitis.This tends to mainly affect middle aged women and the first thing to do is get the condition properly diagnosed by your doctor. Interstitial cystitis could be because of an inflamed bladder, the muscles used to control urination (the pelvic floor) not working properly, an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system attacks the bladder or some form of allergy. If you do have the condition, then unfortunately, there is no cure and antibiotics don’t work.

There are however some treatments available. The first is about lifestyle and one of the most important is reducing stress. Many people don’t realise how much stress can affect health. A great number of visits to doctors surgeries are about the symptoms of stress. Many stresses in life are things that you can’t change but how you react to that stress is the key to managing it. (I have written an article about how to deal with stress in my Top Tips booklet available in the pharmacy).

Avoiding alcohol and tomatoes can be helpful if you notice symptoms are worse after ingesting these products and generally reducing the amount of fluids you have in the evening will help night time symptoms. Some women find planning toilet breaks before the bladder becomes too full lessens the condition.Paracetamol is useful for relieving pain and antihistamines can be worth trying.

Your doctor can prescribe tablets for specific use on the bladder but like all medicines they can have side effects. If pain is particularly troublesome then a TENS machine is worth trying. Your doctor may refer you to physiotherapy and ultimately surgery if all other treatments have failed.Call into the pharmacy for more information.

665 Clarkston Road
G44 3SE
0141 637 6000
Contact Us
Premises GPhC Number
Cookie Policy
Privacy Policy
Terms And Conditions
Copyright 2019