Minor Ailment Prescribing

Walk-in Hours 

You can visit our pharmacist and receive necessary care, including a consultation and treatment for your ailment, all in one visit. In some cases, where the ailment is outside of the pharmacists scope of practice, they may have to refer you to a walk-in clinic to be assessed by a doctor.

Monday – Friday: 9am-6pm

Saturday: 9am-4pm

Sunday: 11am-3pm

Please bring your health card for the assessment (which is government funded)

If you wish you can send us an email in advance to notify us that you are coming: staff@dundaswestpharmacy.ca


Acne (mild)

  • Presence of whiteheads and blackheads on the face and back

  • Small red bumps and pimples with pus

Acid Reflux

  • Burning feeling in the stomach or in the esophagus into the mouth

  • Nausea after eating


  • Associated with seasonal allergies as sneezing, stuffy nose or runny nose

  • Itchy nose, eye, or throat for more than 7 days

Canker Sores

  • Presence of painful white ulcers inside cheeks, sides of tongue, roof and floor of the mouth

Cold Sores

  • Rash or bump around border of the lip

  • Presence of clear, sticky fluid around the rash

  • Itching, tingling, or burning before the rash

Diaper Rash

  • Rashes and redness around the diaper area of babies and toddlers

Eye Infections

  • Eye redness, swollen or puffy around the eye

  • Sticky or watery fluids from the eye

  • Mild scratching, itching, or burning sensation


  • Itching, burning or swollen lump or small tear around the rectum area due to constipation


  • Bump with yellow discharge surrounded by rash on face, arms or legs

Insect Bites

  • Small bump or blister can be itchy or swollen

Menstrual Pain

  • Pain and cramps in the lower abdomen or lower back before onset and during of a period

Muscle Aches and Pains

  • Swollen, red, painful  muscle or joint associated with overworking or injury

Nausea & Vomiting in Pregnancy

  • Nausea or vomiting at any time of the day due to pregnancy

Oral Thrush

  • White or creamy-white patches inside of mouth, tongue and or the roof of the mouth (fungal)

Pinworms & Threadworms

  • Anal itching, especially at night and detection of worms in stool

Select Skin Rashes

  • Dry, red, and itchy skin due to contact with allergens like poison ivy

  • Cracked and oozing blisters caused by insects bites

  • Scaly and patchy skin due to eczema

Tick Bites

  • Tick bite by black-legged tick, red hives and swelling at the bite


Yeast Infections

  • Thick, white, odor-free vaginal discharge 

  • Itching, burning, pain, rash and redness of vaginal area

Urinary Tract Infections

  • Frequent urination, pain while urinating and difficulty holding in urine

  • Pain in lower abdomen and maybe a small amount of blood in the urine

  • Cloudy or foul-smelling urine