||Mayank Patel, our Tooting pharmacist, is part of the Pearl Chemist Group, and is passionate about health matters in the community. This month, he’s talking about those aggravating allergies that some of us get in summer, plus how to stay healthy on your hols...|
We know how much those with allergies can suffer, but don’t worry – we’ve got a wide range of services to keep you healthy during the summer months.
For those suffering from hayfever, we have specific sprays, tablets and more to help you. Our pharmacists at Pearl can advise you on how best to cope with this year’s season, taking into account your symptoms and medical history.
We also also offer advice on potential health risks to customers who are embarking on foreign travel as we carry up-to-date information on world-wide disease prevention and vaccines.
All of our branches offer a full and free travel counselling session for adults and children, giving specific advice for the area to which you are travelling, therefore fulfilling all your travel health requirements. Each session will last from 10 to 40 minutes, depending on if you're attending as a single traveller or a group. You will be asked about your medical history to ensure the best course of treatment for you. Most sessions can be conducted without an appointment.
All of our branches offer malaria prevention. Patients do not need a prescription to receive anti-malaria tablets as all pharmacists are specially trained to give advice and dispense medication. The Lords (98 Tooting High Street) and Pearl (159 Mitcham Road) branches can administer malaria vaccinations as well as a full range of jabs to prevent other diseases such as typhoid, rabies and yellow fever. As appointments are rarely necessary, Pearl can administer these jabs at short notice (if you need to leave in a hurry) thus ensuring the smoothest holiday possible!
All Pearl staff are fully trained and accredited, so there is no need to visit your GP to obtain a prescription for any holiday medication. We will of course also ensure that whatever medication is dispensed will not clash with any medication that you are currently taking.
We’ll also give you a free first aid kit with every jab – just in case you get into a scrape on your hols!
Call Pearl on 020 8672 2157 or email email@example.com to find out more. You can also visit our website and follow us on Twitter. You can also find out about our optometrist service, free smoking cessation service and free healthcare service.