Pharmacy Corner

Welcome to Pharmacy Corner, where Canadian pharmacy students, in collaboration with a licensed pharmacist, answer some of the most frequently asked questions they receive from patients.

Find useful information about the following topics here at Pharmacy Corner:

Resort Travel – What Patients Should Know
  • Travellers’ Diarrhea
  • Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid fever, Zika
  • Tips for Travelling

All About Gout
  • Symptoms, triggers, and diagnosis
  • Treatment and prevention
  • Frequently asked questions

Common STIs – Anywhere but there!
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • How is it treated
  • Commonly asked questions

Let’s Talk About Your Period
  • What is a period?
  • Treatment and medication
  • PMS symptoms

Heartburn: A Burning Sensation
  • Definition and causes of heartburn
  • What makes heartburn worse?
  • Treatment and prevention

When Every Breath Matters: Asthma in Children
  • Signs and symptoms
  • How can asthma attacks be treated?
  • Medication

Fancy Feet: Caring for Plantar Warts, Athlete’s Foot and Fungal Toenail Infections
  • Signs and symptoms
  • When should I see a doctor?
  • Treatment and prevention

Diaper Rash: A Pain in the Bum!
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Causes, prevention, treatment
  • When to see the doctor

Sunscreen: Staying Safe in the Sun
  • Why do we use sunscreen?
  • What is SPF?
  • Protection and sunburn treatment

Shingles: Protect yourself
  • What is shingles?
  • Treatment
  • Prevention

Diabetes: Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose & Other Things to Watch For
  • Monitoring tips
  • Complications (nerves, eyes and kidneys)
  • Lifestyle changes

Middle Ear Infections
  • Signs & symptoms
  • Treating & preventing
  • Complications

Lactose Intolerance
  • Signs & symptoms
  • Causes
  • Management

Migraines: What a Pain!
  • Causes
  • Treating a migraine
  • Lifestyle changes

Smoking Cessation: The Road to Quitting with NRT
  • Why quit?
  • Gums, lozenges, inhalers & sprays
  • Side effects of NRT

Head Lice: A Lousy Situation!
  • Head lice
  • Prevention tips
  • Treatment options

Cold Sores
Cold Sores: What Do You Need to Know
  • Causes, risks, signs and symptoms
  • Prevention
  • Available treatments

Low Back Pain
  • Causes
  • When to see a doctor
  • Pain medications, natural and non-medication options

Fever in Children: Sorting Facts From Myths
  • Fever in children
  • How to measure and when to treat
  • Fever medications

Constipation: Time Goes Slow When You Can’t Go
  • Constipation in adults
  • Fibre, probiotics
  • Over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, laxatives

Counting Sheep Is Not Working: Insomnia
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Sleep medications

Seasonal Allergies
Can You Pass Me a Tissue? Seasonal Allergies
  • Antihistamines
  • Nasal decongestants
  • Allergy triggers

This content was not designed to replace the advice or expertise of a healthcare professional. Please see your GP or local pharmacist for further information.


These programs are free and were developed by Canadian pharmacy students in collaboration with a pharmacist.

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Note: This program was sponsored by rxBriefCase, the online Continuing Education provider for Canadian Pharmacists.