I've been into town today with my other half while he gets his haircut & other bits & bobs, and while chatting to his hairdresser he mentions millys cough. She said to just pop to boots & they will give you some calpol for free! We didn't as we already have some & she doesn't like it anyway- but googled it when we got home & there is all sorts you can get as an alternative to going to the docs for minor illnesses including conjunctivitis & thrush. It is mostly Scotland & Northern Ireland, but some boots stores in the uk do it too.
I've never heard of it before so though I'd share
Here's the boots link with the info too