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Speak to a Pharmacist
About Your Concern

Pharmacists are authorized to prescribe
for minor ailments, following an assessment  made over the phone or in person 
  • Acne

  • Allergic rhinitis

  • Aphthous Ulcers (canker sores)

  • Candidal stomatitis (oral thrush)

  • Conjunctivitis (bacterial, allergic and viral)

  • Dermatitis (atopic, eczema, allergic and contact)

  • Diaper dermatitis

  • Dysmenorrhea

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Herpes labialis (cold sores)

  • Impetigo

  • Insect bites and urticaria (hives)

  • Tick bites

  • Musculoskeletal sprains and strains

  • Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy

  • Pinworms and threadworms

  • Urinary tract infections (uncomplicated)

  • Vulvovaginal candidiasis (yeast infection)

Minor Ailments

Minor ailments are described as health conditions that can be managed with minimal treatment and/or self-care strategies.

Usually a short-term condition

Lab results aren't usually required
Low risk of treatment masking underlying conditions
No medication or medical history red flags that could suggest a more serious condition
Only minimal or short-term follow-up is required

Additional criteria include:



Pink Eye

Red, Inflamed Eyes

Itchy or Gritty



Acid Reflux

Heartburn, Burping

Hives - Insect Bites and Urticaria

Pinworms and Threadworms

Allergic Rhinitis

Itchy, Stuffy, Runny Nose
Itchy Eyes


Post-Nasal Drip


Skin Irritation or Rash

Itchy, Dry Skin


Tick Bites

Post-exposure prophylaxis to prevent Lyme disease

Urinary Tract Infections

Uncomplicated UTIs

Pharmacists can only assist female patients with this ailment

Aphthous Ulcers

Canker Sores

Diaper Dermatitis

Herpes Labialis

Cold Sore

Fever Blister

Musculoskeletal Sprains and Strains

Vaginal Yeast Infection

Vulvovaginal candidasis

Candidal Stomatitis

Oral Thrush


Menstrual Cramps


Skin Infection

Common in Children

Red Itchy Sores

Yellow Scabs

Pregnancy Related Nausea and Heartburn

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