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Treatment advice to deal with minor ailments you or your family face

Seasonal allergies are can be very unpleasant to say the least and they can present with many symptoms which may include:

  • sneezing
  • wheezing
  • nasal congestion
  • coughing
  • itchy, watery eyes
  • runny nose
  • itchy throat
  • stomach ache
  • itchy skin
  • hives
  • fatigue
  • irritability

minor ailments

Some people rely on “Dr. Google” for answers when they are suffering with minor ailments such as seasonal allergies, some ignore it and hope it goes away, and some try over-the-counter medications and cross their fingers that it will do the trick.

People just want some peace of mind to figure out how to best treat the symptoms, yet they do not want to wait to get in to see a doctor for something that does not seem serious enough.

Manitobans live in one of the lucky provinces where pharmacists can actually assess common, minor conditions, and if appropriate, write a prescription.

If you or your family members are suffering from minor ailments, such as seasonal allergies, stop in to your local Shoppers Drug Mart and ask a pharmacist for more information/treatment advice.



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Debbie W

Sunday 6th of September 2015

I like talking to our pharmacist. They have some very good suggestions and also point out the most reasonable priced meds.

kathy downey

Monday 31st of August 2015

Its good to know I can just drop by Shoppers Drug Mart and ask a pharmacist.

Julie F

Saturday 29th of August 2015

I usually speak to my pharmacist before buying any over the counter medication, they can be very helpful!


Thursday 27th of August 2015

I will often as my pharmacist for advise they often have better answers than the doctors!!

Danielle K

Monday 17th of August 2015

I love using essential oils and homeopathic remedies for minor ailments, but have been know to use Dr. Google for help as well. Definitely getting ready for more sickness since school is starting back up.