Minor Ailments Prescribing services

Our pharmacists can assess,  diagnose, and prescribe for a wide range of minor ailments treatments, offering convenient and expert care.

Conditions Treated

Allergic rhinitis

Also known as Seasonal Allergies. Symptoms: Sneezing. Itchy, runny or blocked nose. itchy, red and watery eyes. cough.

Candidal stomatitis

Also known as Oral Thrush. Symptoms: White patches (plaques) in the mouth that can often be wiped off, leaving behind red areas that may bleed slightly.


Also known as Pink Eye. Symptoms: Redness, Itching or burning sensation in the eye or eyes, excessive tearing and discharge, which may be clear or colored (yellow, green, or white), swollen eyelids, crusting of the eyelids or lashes, especially in the morning.


Also known as Eczema. Symptoms: Dry, flaky, itchy skin. Rashes on inflamed skin that varies in color. Blisters, perhaps with oozing and crusting. Bumps in hair follicles.


Also known as Period Cramps. Symptoms: Cramping or pain in the lower abdomen, low back pain, pain spreading down the legs, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, weakness, fainting, or headaches.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Also known as Acid Reflux. A burning sensation in your chest (heartburn), usually after eating, which might be worse at night or while lying down. Upper abdominal or chest pain.


Itching, irritation, pain or discomfort around rectum. Swelling around the anus.Rectal bleeding.

Herpes labialis

Also known as Cold Sores. Symptoms: Tingling, itching, or burning sensation around the lips or mouth area, Swollen and red gums, sore throat, fever, and swollen lymph nodes, small blisters thay may burst, leaving a shallow ulcer that oozes fluid and then forms a crust.


Highly contagious bacterial or rarely viral infection, commonly occurs in children. Symptoms: Red, itchy blisters or sores on the face, neck, hands, and diaper area that break open and leak a clear fluid or pus for a few days.

Insect bites and urticaria

Also known as Hives. Itchy red bumps on the skin due to an insect bite and allergic reaction.

Tick bites, post-exposure prophylaxis to prevent Lyme disease

Tick bites, post-exposure prophylaxis to prevent Lyme disease

Musculoskeletal sprains and strains

Also known as Sports Injury. Symptoms: Pain or tenderness, redness or bruising, limited motion, muscle spasms, swelling, muscle weakness.

Urinary Tract Infections (uncomplicated)

Also known as UTI or Bladder Infection. Symptoms: Frequent and urgent need to urinate, pain or burning during urination, cloudy or strong-smelling urine, lower abdominal pain or pressure, blood in urine etc.


Acne is a common skin condition. Characterized by the formation of pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and sometimes deeper cysts or nodules on the skin. It occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria, leading to inflammation.

Canker Sores

Canker sores, also known as aphthous ulcers, are small, shallow, painful sores that can form inside the mouth, on the tongue, gums, or inner cheeks. These sores are usually round or oval with a white or yellowish center and a red border and are not contagious.

Diaper Dermatitis

Diaper dermatitis, commonly known as diaper rash, is a skin irritation that occurs in infants and toddlers in the area covered by diapers. It is characterized by redness, inflammation, and discomfort, often caused by prolonged exposure to wetness, friction, or sensitivity to certain diaper materials or products.

Yeast Infection (Vulvovaginal)

Vulvovaginal yeast infection is a common fungal infection caused by an overgrowth of Candida, a type of yeast, in the vagina. It leads to symptoms such as itching, burning, and abnormal discharge, often triggered by factors like antibiotics, hormonal changes, or a weakened immune system.

Nausea & Vomiting of Pregnancy

Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, commonly known as morning sickness, is a condition experienced by many pregnant women, typically occurring during the first trimester. It is characterized by feelings of nausea, often accompanied by vomiting, and is believed to be related to hormonal changes in the body during pregnancy.

Pinworms & Threadworms

Pinworms, also known as threadworms, are small parasitic worms that infect the intestines, primarily in children. They cause itching around the anal area and are usually transmitted through ingestion of contaminated food, water, or surfaces, leading to a common intestinal parasitic infection.

Ontario pharmacists are now authorized to prescribe for minor ailments

How Earthy Apothecary Helps you


Our pharmacist will do an assessment of your symptoms to verify the severity of your condition.


Based on the assessment, our pharmacist will either prescribe the medication, suggest non-pharmaceutical treatment or make a referral to your MD or to the ER.


Our pharmacist will monitor your progress by follow-up call and adjust the treatment plan if necessary.


If your condition worsens or does not improve, our pharmacist may refer you to a physician for further evaluation and treatment.

Do you have any Query?

Frequently Asked Questions

Our pharmacists can treat common conditions mentioned above. If you have any questions about whether your condition can be treated, please feel free to ask one of our pharmacists.

No, you do not need to see a doctor first. Our pharmacists are authorized to assess and treat minor ailments. Upon assessment if the pharmacist believes you need another assessment by a doctor or your condition is severe, you may be referred to your doctor or to the emergency department.

Yes, you can still see your doctor for these conditions. However, our Minor Ailments Prescribing program provides a convenient and accessible alternative for minor ailments that do not require a physician’s appointment.

No, assessment is covered by OHIP if you have a valid Ontario Health Card. If you do not have a health card please call us for more information. If the assessment results in a prescription, medications may not be covered.

This will depend on your specific health insurance plan. Please check with your insurance provider for more information on coverage for medications prescribed under the Minor Ailments Prescribing program.

You can schedule a Minor Ailments Prescribing consultation with one of our pharmacists by visiting our pharmacy, contacting us by phone or booking an online appointment.

Book an Appointment

If you have any questions about our Minor Ailments Prescribing services, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help.
At Earthy Apothecary, we believe in a holistic approach to patient care, and our Minor Ailments Prescribing services are just one aspect of our commitment to providing the best possible care for our patients. We work closely with our patients to understand their health needs and develop personalized treatment plans to help them achieve optimal health and wellness.

At Earthy Apothecary, our pharmacists are trained and authorized to provide Minor Ailments Prescribing services to our patients.

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