SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Volume 10, Issue 3, Spring 2010
Volume 10, Issue 3, Spring 2010
Source: SA Pharmacist's Assistant 10, pp 4 –6 (Spring 2010)More Less
Source: SA Pharmacist's Assistant 10 (Spring 2010)More Less
Antihistamines make up a broad group of medicines that are used most often to provide relief from symptoms of allergies. The antihistamines include the first-generation or 'classical' antihistamines such as diphenhydramine and the newer, second-generation, less-sedating or non-sedating antihistamines such as loratadine.
Source: SA Pharmacist's Assistant 10, pp 19 –22 (Spring 2010)More Less
Sinusitis is one of the most common medical conditions and it affects people of all ages. In this article, we examine the symptoms, risk factors and causes of sinusitis. An understanding of the underlying causes of chronic sinusitis is particularly important, as it forms the basis for selecting the most suitable therapy. Numerous medications are available to manage this condition, both over-the-counter and on prescription, including saline sprays, decongestants, topical glucocorticosteroids and antibiotics.
Author L. JohnstonSource: SA Pharmacist's Assistant 10, pp 23 –26 (Spring 2010)More Less
Breast milk remains the best source of nourishment for infants, and all mothers should be encouraged to breastfeed. However, in exceptional circumstances, breastfeeding may not be possible, and parents may present in the community pharmacy seeking a suitable alternative.
Source: SA Pharmacist's Assistant 10, pp 27 –29 (Spring 2010)More Less
Improving the health in our home environment takes a multifaceted approach. Correct hand washing techniques with soap and water have been shown to decrease diarrhoeal and respiratory diseases. Ensuring clean and germ-free surfaces can reduce cross-contamination, while safe and hygienic food preparation can decrease our risk of food-borne illnesses. In this article, we focus on prevention of infectious diseases by improving our hygiene practices.