Lisnaskea Medical Centre

Self Help

Remember that you can treat many minor ailments such as colds, coughs and indigestion by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home.

We suggest you keep the following:

  • Paracetamol and aspirin (children under 16 and people with asthma should not take aspirin)
  • Mild laxatives
  • Anti-diarrhoeal medicines
  • Rehydration mixture
  • Indigestion remedy (for example, antacids)
  • Travel sickness tablets
  • Sunscreen – SPF15 or higher
  • Sunburn treatment (for example, calamine)
  • Tweezers and sharp scissors
  • A thermometer
  • A selection of plasters, non-absorbent cotton wool, elastic bandages and dressings


  • Keep the medicine chest in a secure, locked place out of reach of small children
  • Always read the instructions and use the suggested dose
  • Watch expiry dates – don’t keep or use medicines past their sell-by date
  • Take all unwanted and out-of-date medicines back to the pharmacy

Useful websites:

There is plenty of self help advice on the following websites:

Visit the NHS website here

Visit the NI Direct website here

Visit our Social prescribing section here

Getting the Most From Your Health Service

The Patient Group for the Royal College of GPs has produced a very useful leaflet on ‘Getting the most from your health service’ developed by patients, for patients.


Date published: 15th April, 2019
Date last updated: 15th March, 2022