Did you know there is a scheme called The NHS Minor Ailment Scheme?
It is available in pharmacies in Scotland and Northern Island, and selected Boots stores in England and Wales.
If you or your child do not pay for prescriptions, you can use the NHS Minor Ailment Service for free advice and medicines.
Minor ailments could include coughs, colds, headaches, hay fever, insect bites and stings, eczema, earache and diarrhoea.
So, apparently, this means you can get such medicines as Calpol, Piriton, Sudocrem and more FREE!
Speak to your Boots pharmacist who will be able to tell you if the Minor Ailments service could be suitable for you and your family.
This is an NHS service, only available in certain Boots stores, so not every store will be able to treat the same list of minor ailments.
But it is definitely worth asking!
For more info visit Boots
It is also worth checking with your local pharmacy to see if they offer this too.
I understand that although this scheme has been running for over 8 years, it is not widely advertised.
NB – (I have added this after publishing), I do NOT agree with people who can afford to pay for these medicines claiming them from the NHS. This is a little known service that can genuinely help families who struggle to buy them.