Welcome to “A Virtual Q&A with Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacists and Registered Dietitians!” Join our pharmacists and registered dietitians as they answer your questions on various health and medication topics./p>
It’s back to school – kids will be kids and fall colds are inevitable. What measures can parents take to prepare?
As parents, the best thing we can do is discuss prevention and the importance of proper hand hygiene, and staying home if we’re sick. If they do catch the inevitable common cold, you should speak to your pharmacist about the best treatment options. These will vary, depending on the child's age, medical conditions, allergies, other medications they may be taking, and symptoms they are experiencing with this particular cold. A pharmacist would also be able to advise if these symptoms are more than just a common cold and warrant further investigation.
Whether you have questions about your prescription medications, over-the-counter products, immunizations, or other health concerns, our pharmacists and registered dietitians are here to help.
The information provided is for personal use, reference and education only and is not intended to be a substitute for a physician’s advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult your healthcare professional for specific information on personal health matters.
The information included in this recording is correct as of August 27th, 2021