Figures show summer-related non-prescription medications cost the NHS in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire more than half a million pounds last year.
The city and county’s health service is urging people who don’t pay for their medicines to consider buying things like antihistamines and nasal sprays over the counter.
This is how much the Clinical Commissioning Group spent on summer-related medications last year:
antihistamines – £158,537
travel sickness medication – £121,632
sunscreen – £11,511
skin creams for mild dry skin/sunburn – £164,120
nasal sprays – £204,031