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    I'm not sure what your character's suffering from but here's a few common medicines available in UK.

    Brand names like Anadin - which is paracetemol, Disprin (soluble asprin) and Nurofen (ibruprofen) is popular too. Alka-Seltzer is a hangover remedy which gets rid of headache and settles the stomach.

    Not sure what an anti-pyretic is- is it an anti-inflammatory? If so the Nurofen is good for that. If you had a sore ankle or something then you'd take Nurofen to reduce swelling and help with the pain.

    Children would take Calpol (paracetamol liquid) or Nurofen liquid.

    I'm not too sure about balms- I've used tiger balm for headaches in the past- it's very much an alternative remedy but pretty effective! If you had toothache you can buy Oil of Cloves (very traditional rememdy) or Anbesol which is a liquid- good for teething and other toothaches.

    Or there's heat producing creams for aches and pains- Deep Heat being the most well known.

    Hope this helps. PM me if you wish and I'll try and find something more specific.

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    Thank you, Carole!

    My character is suffering from indigestion. Actually, there's something that happens which shocks her so much that she suffers with an unsettled stomach and headache- these are the symptoms of indigestion as well as a hangover, but the character is a teetotaller .

    An anti-pyretic is a medicine which is used to reduce fever. In India, Crocin is the most common medicine for both headaches and fever. Saridon is effective against headache too.

    So now, I'd like to know about some of the famous anti pyretics there.

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    Indigestion- Rennies (tablets that taste minty) Gaviscon (tablets which can be chewed, or in a liquid form) but for upset stomach and headache stick to Alka-Seltzer.

    Anyi-pyretics- well anything that's been mentioned before in the pain-relieving mould. If it were a cold or the flu then Lemsip ( a lemon flavoured sachet that you make into a hot drink) or Beechams powders. Effective at bringing the temp down but only because they have paracetemol in.

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    I have a question. I'm pretty sure that in Britain, you have vending machines for sodas (fizzy drinks?) and chips (crisps?). In 1998 (before Euros came around), what would have been the typical price for a soda from one of these machines? A bag of chips?

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    Britain doesn't have Euros.

    Ten years ago a coke/pop/soda would have been about 60p. Bag of crisps 25p.
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    I have a question. I'm pretty sure that in Britain, you have vending machines for sodas (fizzy drinks?) and chips (crisps?). In 1998 (before Euros came around), what would have been the typical price for a soda from one of these machines? A bag of chips?
    Yeah, soda is fizzy drinks, or some people call it pop (I think). Also, chips are crisps.

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    Yeah, soda is fizzy drinks, or some people call it pop (I think). Also, chips are crisps.
    In the north eastern area's (Sunderland, Durham, Middlesborough, Newcastle) it is classed as pop, then water is called council pop.

    By the way the council is a group of people lead by a Mayor( I don't think that is spelt right?), and they are in charge so to speak of certain areas, i.e. Bristol, London, Sunderland, Newcastle, Kent etc.

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    it is classed as pop, then water is called council pop.
    Oh my gosh... not to digress from the main thread... but my grandad always used to call tap water Corporation Pop, corporation being an old term for council. There's a phrase for anyone writing Grindelwand era!

    5 house points for the first author to work that into a fic, in context and in that time period. :-)
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    5 house points for the first author to work that into a fic, in context and in that time period. :-)
    You mean it?


    Just so this thread isn't counted as total spam, I do have a few culture questions.

    What are the names of some art schools in London, or universities with good art programs?

    I'm pretty sure that British colleges don't have dorms, so is there an area of London known for being home to a lot of university students?

    Ten years ago, what would a croissant at a bakery go for?

    What part of London is a good area to find street performers?

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    St Martins is THE college of art. Slade would also be considered. Both in London.

    Student accomodation in London is non existent oustide of the City. You would be looking at the suburbs currently. Go East.

    Croissants... in London...filled or basic? 1 to 1.50

    Street performers... Covent Garden. Absolutely no question.
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