Stomach pain & heartburn
When suffering from stomach pain, heartburn or nausea, those affected ask the pharmacist for advice and seek quick help to overcome their symptoms. PTA-Forum has compiled the most important vocabulary, questions and advice on the subject of "dyspeptic complaints".
Many people react to stress or unaccustomed diet by feeling a pressure around their stomach, having stomach pains, belching or even heartburn or nausea. If these problems occur during holidays or a stay abroad, the well-being of those concerned can be severely impaired. Concentrated work or some relaxing days become impossible. Consequently, they seek fast relief from these symptoms.
To consult a doctor in a foreign country is mostly expensive and difficult. Therefore, many affected persons first seek advice at a pharmacist. Which type of medicine PTA or the pharmacist should recommend, depends on the kind of symptoms. Possible are antacids, H2-antihistamines or herbal medicines. Before recommending any medication, PTA or the pharmacist needs to ask a few questions and clarify if self-medication can be responsibly commended.
Important questions for the consultation
|Deutsch / German||Englisch / English|
|Appetitlosigkeit||loss of appetite|
|Bauchschmerzen||abdominal pains, stomach pains|
|Druckgefühl im Magen||feeling of pressure in the stomach|
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Common cold or allergy
Decongestant nasal drops and sprays are in season all year round. When used permanently, they cause addiction, as the nasal mucous membrane swells chronically. There is therefore a need for advice.
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If the eyes are reddened, patients ask for advice in the pharmacy and seek rapid help for their complaints.
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Acute severe headaches
In the case of acute severe headaches, those affected ask for advice in the pharmacy and seek rapid help for their complaints. PTA Forum has compiled the most important vocabulary, questions and advice on the subject of "headaches".