A minor ailment is, typically, a short-term condition that requires minimal treatment, which can include self-care strategies, over-the-counter drugs, or prescription medications that your pharmacist prescribes. The assessment of minor illnesses does not necessitate blood work or lab tests. Some additional criteria for establishing a minor ailment are:
- No medication or medical history that indicates a more serious condition
- Low risk that the treatment provided by your pharmacist may mask more serious underlying health conditions
Our pharmacists are trained to assess and prescribe treatment for minor ailments in Ontario and will refer you to a doctor in case your illness does not qualify as a minor ailment.