This Lil Piglet

5 Back to School Ailments a Pharmacist Can Treat

Summer vacation is nearing to an end. We’ve had a great time reconnecting together as a family and now it’s time to get back to regular schedules, busy activities and back to school with the inevitable seasonal allergies.





Since the time my 13 y/o daughter was born she was plagued with monthly visits to the Doctor. By the age of 2 she was diagnosed with asthma and seasonal allergies, both seemed to go hand in hand with each other. When she was younger I didn’t realize I could seek help from my Pharmacist for allergy maintenance or flare-ups.


Now I take advice from my local Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacy when it’s time to prepare my daughter for school, allowing her to pack oral antihistamine and saline nasal spray for when she needs them.


These days my daughter doesn’t need her inhalers as much as she once did. Prepping ahead helps my daughter take charge of her condition while minimizing the need for doctor visits, lost school days or needing me to run her medications to school.




As an active teen, my daughter has also had her share of muscle strains and growing pains; neither seem serious enough to seek a doctors advice. Sometimes it can be hard to figure out how best to treat minor ailments. I admit, I have tried to seek help on the internet with “Dr. Google”; I know better. Help can be found at your Pharmacist, either by assessment or, in some cases,  something stronger than over-the-counter medications without the long wait lines at the doctor.


We are lucky to live in a Province where Pharmacists can actually assess your condition, and if appropriate, prescribe treatment for minor ailments. Speak to your local Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacist to see if they can help you with your families needs.


Have you sought help from your local pharmacy for any of the following minor ailments?


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