Friday, May 20, 2016

Minor Ailments Can Be Treated by Pharmacists

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2016 - WINNIPEG  If you think you may need a prescription for a minor ailment, we can help. Pharmacists can write prescriptions for a variety of minor ailments.

What is a minor ailment and how do I know if I have one?
A minor ailment is a health condition that can generally be self-diagnosed and self-managed. It may even improve on its own over time. However, despite the name "minor", minor ailments can have a major impact on your well-being and may sometimes require prescription medication.

Examples of minor ailments that your Pharmacist can assess and prescribe treatments for include:

  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Insect Bites
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Thrush
  • Hemorrhoids

If you think you have a minor ailment, talk to your Pharmacist (at any location).

What should I expect from this service?
A treatment plan - your Pharmacist will develop a plan just for you and may provide you with a prescription, based on his or her assessment.
A follow-up - if appropriate, we will check in to see how you're doing and ensure the medication is working.
Up-to-date medical records - if needed, we will inform your regular Doctor of any prescriptions that we write for you.

Talk to your Pharmacist to learn more or visit to see the full list of minor ailments your Pharmacist can assess.

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