09 Sep

When to Visit a Pharmacist

Welcome to the new school year. Summer has gone by in the blink of an eye and now we’re back to the “regular routine” which actually feels like a whirlwind. With all the activities and two kids it seems like my calendar is so jammed packed there’s no time to think.

A few months ago, I wrote a post about pharmacists and how they can give advise, and in some cases, prescriptions for minor ailments. Have you taken advantage of that yet? If not, I would recommend it. A quick session with a pharmacist is easy to build into your regular routine while picking up “a carton of milk, a loaf of bread or a stick of butter”. While you may be tempted to search Dr. Google I only recommend it if you want to increase your stress levels.

What can you visit your pharmacist about? I’ll give you a refresher:

Allergies
Acne
Cold sores
Joint and muscle pain

Or just print out this handy dandy quick reference sheet and walk in to talk to your neighborhood pharmacist. (Click Image for larger view)
Minor Ailment Treatment Options - Rx & OTC-2

My husband is a seasonal allergy sufferer. The runny, drippy nose, itchy eye type of allergies. He visited the local pharmacist and has used their advise to find the best medication for his allergies. For the past 2 years he’s been very pleased with the service and the results he’s had during allergy season (or should I say allergy seasons… Spring, summer and fall). He’s suffered with the allergies for years and years and this is now the best he has ever felt.

The school year is busy enough with the kids, if there’s a way to make your life easier, take advantage of it.

Happy “return to chaos” I mean back to routine month!

**Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. This is has been my families own experience using a pharmacist, your experiences may differ. And if you see my auntie, say hello, she’s super kind. ¬†She’s been a pharmacist at Shoppers for at least 20 years.