Is your medicine cabinet fit for the winter?

medicinechestposter2013To support Self Care Week, the Self Care Forum has produced a medicine cabinet poster to put on display in patient waiting rooms.  This explains that winter ailments such as coughs and colds are best treated at home and that antibiotics from the GP aren’t needed.

It also highlights how long the symptoms of common winter ailments should typically last for (middle ear infection: 4 days; sore throat: 1 week; cold: 1.5 weeks; sinusitis: 2.5 weeks; cough: 3 weeks).

PDF versions of the poster can be downloaded below: