Dehydration can be a dangerous situation if left untreated. It can lead to headaches, fatigue, vomiting and hospitalisation. So in this north Queensland summer heat it is important to stay well hydrated.
Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) is commonly caused by inhaling environmental allergens such as pollens from trees, plants and grasses, mould spores, dust mites and animal dander. It is an allergic reaction affecting the nose, throat and eyes.
Threadworms are the most common type of worms to affect humans in Australia, particularly in children. The worms are passed between people if the eggs are swallowed or inhaled, which is why they are most prevalent in children, due to close contact with other children. The eggs then hatch, and the females move to the anus where they lay eggs, causing irritation and itching around the anus; especially at night as this is when they are most active. Other symptoms include irritability, restless sleep, bedwetting and abdominal pain, also nausea and vomiting in severe infestations.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease which cannot be cured, but it can be controlled. It affects more than 2 million Australians, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are almost twice as likely to be affected. Asthma is an inflammation of the airways which causes breathing difficulties. Asthma can be managed with medication, relievers and preventers (puffers), exercise and other therapies. Avoiding your asthma triggers and correct use of your asthma medications will help you manage your asthma.
Blister Packs or Dose Administration Aids (DAAs) are a simple and easy way to manage your medications. All our DAAs are packed on site at Friendlies Chemist Castletown by our trained dispensary staff.
Did you know only 50% of Australian adults brush their teeth twice a day? And nearly 40% never floss or clean in between their teeth?
Whether it’s in the school yard or day-care, every child comes into contact with headlice at some point, as parents it can become quite frustrating; especially if you are constantly treating and retreating your child. There are, however, a few tips that can help keep the nit numbers down in your household.
In pharmacy, customers often ask to have a wound assessed. Happily, we can often help with simple wound care advice, although sometimes this is a very tricky area of care. The skin is the largest body organ. It protects our body, keeping the harsh insults outside and keeping a perfect environment inside the body. Breaks in the skin may invite germs in. Skin has many kinds of cells including immune cells and protective good bacteria. Skin grows through layers so sometimes wounds can take a very long time to heal. (These are called chronic wounds.)
14th – 18th May 2018 is National Prevention of Prescription Medication Dependence Week. At The Friendlies Chemist our pharmacists are always available to discuss prescription medications, side effects, alternatives and dependence.
Are you struggling with your medication regime? There is an easier way to manage them – Medico Pak is a great way to keep track of your daily medication doses. Each dose is marked with the time of day and the day it needs to be taken in a portable blister pack. The packs are done by our pharmacy staff here at The Friendlies Chemist.
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