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Minor Ailments

Pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare provider and are therapeutics experts. Take advantage of our pharmacists when you are experiencing a minor ailment. You will be able to get treatment faster than it takes to see a doctor.

Appointment Booking

To get assessed and treated, have your BC Health Card ready and book an appointment:

Be sure to select Garibaldi Pharmacy as your clinic to see the appointments available.

Is booking an appointment too complicated, do none of the time slots work, or are you in a hurry? No problem. Give us a call at 604-848-7059 or email pharmacist@garibaldipharmacy.com and our pharmacist will try to make things work for you.

List of Minor Ailments

Our pharmacists can assess and treat the following minor ailments. Click on each one to learn more about the condition to see if it matches what you are experiencing.

Not sure if what you're experiencing is a minor ailment? No problem. Our pharmacists can still assess you and refer you to the appropriate healthcare provider.

  • Acne

    Red pimples that often occur on the face, neck, chest, and/or back primarily in teenagers.

  • Birth Control

    Get a prescription for ongoing and emergency contraceptive needs.

  • Bladder Infections

    Bacterial infection in the bladder that causes pain when urinating.

  • Cold Sores

    A blister that usually forms near the lip and is caused by the herpes simplex virus.

  • Fungal Infections

    Infections that cause an itchy rash or discoloured toenail. Commonly affect the toenails, groin area, or feet.

  • Headaches

    Continuous pain that affects the head.

  • Heartburn

    A burning sensation in the chest and or throat.

  • Hemorrhoids

    Swollen veins in the anus that may cause pain or discomfort.

  • Impetigo

    Yellow crusty sores with pus that form on the skin due to a contagious bacterial skin infection.

  • Itching

    Itchy skin from raised welts that be due to an allergic reaction or an insect bite.

  • Menstrual Pain

    Cramping pain surrounding a person's menstrual period.

  • Mouth Ulcers

    Small round or oval patches in the mouth or under the tongue that are painful.

  • Pink Eye

    Redness in the eye with possible discharge that may be due to an allergy or due to a bacterial or viral infection.

  • Quitting Smoking

    Nicotine replacement products or medication that can help one to gradually quit smoking cigarettes.

  • Seasonal Allergies

    Sneezing or coughing with a runny nose or itchy/watery eyes that is triggered by an allergen.

  • Shingles

    A viral disease caused by the same virus as chickenpox that commonly occurs in people over the age of 50. Usually starting as a deep, burning or throbbing pain.

  • Skin Rashes

    Red, irritated, and scaly patches on the skin, which are usually itchy.

  • Sprains and Strains

    Pain, bruising, and limited movement of a muscle or joint.

  • Thrush

    A fungal infection in the mouth with creamy white patches on the tongue or inner cheeks.

  • Upset Stomach

    Discomfort in the upper abdomen, which may include pain, nausea, bloating, and an early feeling of fullness when eating.

  • Worms

    A contagious infection of the intestines by pinworms that cause itching in the anal area, especially at night.

  • Yeast Infections

    A fungal infection that affects the vagina and its external skin area, commonly resulting in itch and discharge.