Stings, shots and sniffles!

Oct 18, 2021

Your local chemist is here to help you with some first aid guidance when it comes to aches and pains, colds and flus, even some bee stings.

If you take a tumble and smash a bone, it’s a no-brainer. Cue HiTec, Gardmed Ambulance Service and Port Alfred Hospital A & E unit! But what about more minor ailments? Aches and pains? Colds? Cut fingers? Bee stings and the like?

Definitely greyer areas, but you can’t take every cold to a doctor, especially not if you have to wait for an appointment.

But there’s an under-utilised resource just a WhatsApp message or voice note away. And skilled, highly trained and proficient medical advice and help from professionals conversant in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa! And if words fail you, you can always send a photo too!

Yes, our local chemists at Kenton Pharmacy!

Reach out to them on WhatsApp 066 128 8114

They can advise what medication you need (if it’s available without prescription) and will certainly tell you if you need to make that doctor’s appointment! They can also offer advice about travel requirements (like shots), stings (from bees to bluebottles) and sniffles and sneezes.

Make use of this indispensable (no pun intended!) service, and let our good doctor sweat the big stuff!

Stay safe – and stay well!

HiTec 046 648 1032/ 1429
Gardmed 082 759 2134
PA Hospital 046 604 4000

Click here to view ‘Who to Call in an Emergency’ poster

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