Good English language skills are usually helpful when advising foreign-language customers. PTA-Forum has compiled the most important vocabulary, questions and hints on the subject of "lumbago".
Many of us know the typical symptoms of a so-called »slipped disc«. You yourself may at one time or another have experienced this sudden pain in the lower part of your back or you may have been indirectly involved by having to help someone who was bent and writhing in pain. Due to the sudden and acute onset of the condition, patients mostly ask their relatives to buy a suitable painkiller at the pharmacist for them.
In addition, the patients should try and ease the muscle tenseness by placing a self-adhesive thermal pad on the aching part or rub it with a warming ointment that stimulates the blood circulation. Before any medication can be recommended, some questions need to be asked by PTA or pharmacists.
Important questions for the consultation
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About five to fifteen percent of the population are suffering from constipation – women twice as often as men. With increasing age the number of affected persons rises significantly.
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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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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".