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Oh no! You’ve woken up, and suddenly swollen tonsils are having a hay day!

While tonsillitis will clear up on its own in time, living with the discomfort it causes doesn’t have to dominate your future.

Here are some tips to take the edge off:
– Talk to your pharmacist about treatment options
– Gargle warm salt water to reduce swelling
– Find sweet relief with over-the-counter pain medications
– Try lozenges to numb your throat

https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Health/aftercareinformation/pages/conditions.aspx?hwid=uh2991

Are you someone who gets anxious about phone calls? We get it!

With PharmaConnect, you can skip the call and request refills from Palermo Pharmacy right from an app on your phone. Skip the anxiety and embrace the comfort of effortless healthcare. Download the app today on the Google Play or App Store.

❤️ Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️

While we know there’s no one day to celebrate your love for that special someone, today is the perfect day to take it a little further.

Happy Valentine’s Day from the team at Palermo Pharmacy.

Did you know that heart attack symptoms in women look different than in men?

Not only does this lead to an increased rate of symptoms being overlooked in women, but it compromises the care of women across the country.

Today is Wear Red Day, and with heart disease being the number one killer of women worldwide, it’s crucial to be aware of these less-recognized symptoms.

– Chest pain
– Jaw, neck, arm, or back pain
– Excessive sweating
– Shortness of breath
– Stomach pain or discomfort
– Nausea or indigestion

It can also take the form of unusual fatigue, weakness, dizziness, or a fast or irregular heartbeat.

https://wearredcanada.ca/key-messages-english

Have you ever been in the emergency room and stopped short when the doctor asked about your current medications?

Skip the stammering and pull out your phone instead!

With the PharmaConnect app, your prescription profile at Palermo Pharmacy will be ready in a matter of seconds, whenever you need it. Whether you’re in the emergency room or at the walk-in clinic, we’ve got you covered. Download the app today!

Are you struggling with eczema? Flare-ups are inevitable, especially with cold temperatures and dry air.

Make this season more comfortable, by identifying your triggers so you can reduce the frequency of flare-ups.

Consider your environment and ask yourself: is there anything that a flare-up closely follows? Maybe it’s a certain piece of clothing, a change in soap, cleaning products or excess time outside.

Track your flare-ups to help identify the causes so you can keep irritation at bay.

In the meantime, why not visit Palermo Pharmacy and talk to your pharmacist about how to best support your skin when flare-ups do occur?

How can you reduce your risk of cancer?

Great question!

🚭 Don’t smoke
☀️ Wear sunscreen
🥰 Maintain a healthy weight
🏃 Stay active
🍎 Eat healthy
🍺 Reduce alcohol consumption

4 in 10 cancer cases can be prevented through healthy living. Today is World Cancer Day, and we’re encouraging you to look at your lifestyle and consider how you can better support your health!

https://cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/reduce-your-risk

True of False?

12%-30% of girls, and 9%-25% of boys aged 10 to 14 report dieting to lose weight.

True.

In today’s age of social media, children and teens are feeling more pressure than ever to achieve a certain standard of beauty, leading to an increased rate of eating disorders, such as anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, and Avoidance Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.

While the risk factors for eating disorders are complex, some common risk factors include:
– Body dissatisfaction
– Dieting
– Low self-esteem
– Trauma

On this Eating Disorder Awareness Week, we encourage you to check in with your children, model healthy habits, and help build their self-esteem, reminding them of their self-worth.

https://nedic.ca/health-promotion-prevention/

Oral health is key, but that doesn’t mean you need to spend an arm and a leg on costly oral products.

Discover your new favourite, ultra-affordable oral health products at Palermo Pharmacy. You’ll find quality products, from mouthwash to toothbrushes, at prices you’ll love right through our front doors.

Do you have a new prescription and want to know more about it?

A prescription consultation can do just that. During your meeting, your pharmacist can answer all your questions, ensuring you know how to take your medication properly, and what you can expect.

Here are four questions to ask your pharmacist during a prescription consultation:

1. What’s the best way for me to take this medication?
2. Are there any side effects?
3. Can this medication interact with any of my other prescriptions?
4. Is there anything I should avoid while taking this medication?

Contact Palermo Pharmacy to book your consultation/medication review.