Our Top Tips for Staying Healthy this Winter

Our Top Tips for Staying Healthy this Winter

treat minor illnesses chelmsford essex

As the colder months begin to set in, winter illnesses such as flu, coughs, chest infections and colds start to become part of our everyday life. However, just because illnesses can disrupt your busy schedule, doesn’t mean the treatment has to do the same. Keep reading to find out how you can boost your immune system this season, and how you can treat minor illnesses in Chelmsford with our convenient Walk-in clinic.

How can I prevent & treat minor illnesses in Chelmsford?

woman wearing a face mask

1. Avoid spending time with individuals who are ill

Coming into contact with respiratory droplets from coughs, sneezes or talking means that you are more likely to become ill. In the event that someone in your household is ill, try to limit the amount of contact you have with them. You should also both ensure that you clean your hands before and after touching shared items.

2. Maintain good hygiene in public

Where possible, you should wear a mask in crowded spaces and keep a safe distance. You should also make sure to sanitise or wash your hands regularly.

get flu vaccine chelmsford essex

3. Get your flu vaccination

If you are looking to avoid this year’s flu variants, the vaccine is the best possible way to protect yourself and those around you. If you meet a certain set of criteria, you can even get the vaccine for free. We offer both free and private flu vaccines; you can find out more and book your vaccine here:

Book Your Jab

treat minor illnesses chelmsford essex

4. Look after your gut health

Research shows that your gut health can help to protect you from illnesses such as colds and flu. Therefore, you should cut back on sugary and processed foods. Instead, you should focus on adding more fresh fruit and vegetables to your diet – vegetables such as kale, cabbage and spinach, for example, are full of immune-supporting vitamins.

woman measuring her temperature with a thermometer

But what if you’re already ill?

You can treat minor illnesses in Chelmsford, Essex with our Walk-in Clinic

If you have already fallen prey to a dreaded seasonal illness, there is no need to worry – Colecross Pharmacy is here to help. If you are looking to avoid long queues and appointment waiting times, we can help you treat minor illnesses in Chelmsford, Essex at our walk-in clinic.

Our convenient clinic offers consultations for conditions such as:

– Skin infections, such as atopic eczema, shingles and impetigo
– Back pain
– UTIs
– Ear infections
– Chest infections
– Nose infections
– Fungal nail infections
– Throat infections

You can find out more about the conditions we can treat and their symptoms in our previous blog post:

Learn More

If you are suffering from symptoms such as ear itchiness and hearing difficulties, we also offer an earwax removal service.

You can find out more here:

Find Out More

happy family 2 adults 2 children

How do you treat minor illnesses in Chelmsford, Essex?

Your efficient private consultation will cost £15; our professional pharmacist will work with you to discern your symptoms. Following this, we will recommend appropriate treatment. In the event that your condition requires further treatment, you can rest assured knowing that we will refer you to your GP or A&E as needed. So, why wait?

Book now or visit us to treat your seasonal symptoms today!