WINTER BUGS

We know many of our patients already know that most coughs and colds don’t need antibiotics but thought we would give everyone a wee reminder.

Here is a link to a really good video which you may have already seen on TV  - Antibiotics won’t work for Viral Coughs, Colds & ‘Flu - YouTube

Did you know that sore throats usually last seven days and colds for ten days?  It is not unusual for a cough to last up to three weeks. Your local pharmacy can give you advice and help with relief of symptoms. 

There is information available from the Grampian NHS website by clicking on the following link: http://www.nhsgrampian.org/nhsgrampian/

Remember flu vaccinations are still available from the Health Centre for those patients in an "at risk" group.  If you aren’t eligible, you can go to your local Pharmacy.