Introduction: How to use this book.
Colds and flu.
Respiratory symptoms for direct referral.
Gastrointestinal Tract Problems.
Nausea and vomiting.
Motion sickness and its prevention.
Irritable bowel syndrome.
Warts and verrucae.
Emergency hormonal contraception.
Common symptoms in pregnancy.
Eye and Ear Problems.
Eye problems: the painful red eye.
Common ear problems.
Common childhood rashes.
Prevention of Heart Disease.
Prevention of heart disease.
Appendix: Summary of Symptoms for Direct Referral.
“This book is an excellent guide for either trainee or newly qualified pharmacists. It covers most ailments which may be encountered on a daily basis in the community pharmacy and describes features of more serious underlying disease to aid diagnosis or referral.” (Doody's Reviews, March 2009)
- presents a guide to the management of common symptoms seen in the pharmacy, with advice from an author team that includes both pharmacists and GPs
- provides the pharmacist with the appropriate techniques for gathering information to meet the needs of patient safety in a way that is acceptable to the public
- includes case studies and comments from the pharmacist's and doctor's perspective