The key to happy, healthy Christmas season? Always be prepared...
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Make sure you know the opening hours of your GP surgery over the festive period Make sure you have medication, and repeat prescriptions, in plenty time to avoid running out, but don’t over-order. Make sure your cabinet is also well-stocked with over-thecounter remedies such as paracetamol, ibuprofen, antihistamines and rehydration salts. Try to look after yourself and family members with cold, coughs and flu-like at home as best you can If in doubt, or you need nonurgent medical advice, contact your local pharmacy (you can find your nearest one at www. nhsinform.scot by keying in your postcode) You can also use the nhsinform. scot site to assess your own symptoms and access a range of free self-help guides. If symptoms are getting worse and you are concerned contact 111. If you believe you, or someone you know, is having a heart attack or stroke, then call 999 immediately
Make sure your first aid kit is well-stocked