Chlamydia screening and treatment
The signs and symptoms of Chlamydia are invisible, but just a simple urine test, carried out in the privacy of your own home can tell you if you may be carrying the infection. Many pharmacies now supply the test kits and results come back from the lab in a matter of days. Many pharmacies will supply an antibiotic treatment, if there is a positive test result.
Your local pharmacist can give you advice on maintaining good sexual health such as:
- Information on the types of contraception
- Signposting to other services e.g. testicular examination, erectile dysfunction, prevention of STIs
One in three of the population experiences an allergic reaction in the UK at some time in their life. Some pharmacies offer an allergy screening service which involves the pharmacist taking a full allergy history and then discussing how best to reduce the symptoms of a person’s allergy. If required, a ‘pin prick’ allergy test can be performed which involves taking a drop of blood from the patient to confirm what may be causing the allergy.