this winter

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Difflam is proud to support the NHS Stay Well initiative, aimed at helping you to stay well this winter.

The winter months can be bad for our health, especially for people aged 65 or over and for those with progressive lung diseases (such as emphysema and bronchitis), asthma, diabetes and heart or kidney disease.

Damp, cold weather can aggravate existing health problems and make us more vulnerable to respiratory winter illnesses but there are things we can do to stay well this winter.

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Why wait? Visit your pharmacist for advice

If you are feeling unwell, even if you think it’s just a cold or cough, you should visit your local pharmacist for advice. The sooner you speak to your pharmacist the better, as they are fully qualified and can advise you on the best steps to take next.

A trip to the pharmacy is often the best and quickest way to help you recover and start to feel better. If you are suffering from a sore throat for example, they may recommend a treatment such as Difflam.

If you’re unable to get to a pharmacist, ask someone to go for you or give your local pharmacy a call.

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Get your flu jab

The flu virus is prevalent in winter and can be more serious than you may think. It can lead to more serious complications such as pneumonia or bronchitis, and in some instances can prove fatal.

The flu jab is free if you’re pregnant, aged 65 or over, or have a health condition such as diabetes, chronic heart, lung, kidney, liver or neurological disease, and lowered immunity.

Children are also eligible for a free flu vaccination, as well as carers. Speak to your GP or pharmacist for advice.