LATEST from The Airix blog

We share our thoughts on healthy living, daily care, natural supplements, and more.

2/8/2021

Vitamins and Minerals

The many myths about vitamins and minerals and the widespread research into their benefits show just how much value people attach to these essential nutritional nutrients.

2/7/2021

Do You Ever Forget to Take Your Medication?

Do you ever ask yourself: "Have I taken my meds this morning?" If so, this is for you.

1/6/2021

Chickenpox

Chickenpox (also known as varicella) is a common contagious disease in children. It is characterized by an itchy blister-like rash that appears 10 to 21 days after exposure to or contact with an infected person. Prior to the onset of the blisters, the first noticeable symptoms usually include a fever, headache, and a feeling of general discomfort.

26/5/2021

Intestinal Worms

Intestinal worms are common across the globe. Pinworms are the most common type of intestinal parasite in Canada. Pinworm infection, also known as oxyuriasis or enterobiasis, primarily affects children.

3/4/2021

You and Your Pharmacist

Your pharmacist is there to advise you on both over-the-counter and prescription drugs and give you instructions on how to best take your medicine. An experienced health-care professional, your pharmacist has studied for four or more years at university and undergone several training programs in a variety of workplaces before earning the right to practice.

3/3/2021

Xerostomia (dry mouth)

Xerostomia, also known as dry mouth, is a condition that is often, but not always, the result of insufficient salivaproduction. In addition to being uncomfortable, xerostomia may have a negative impact on quality of life since itmay also be accompanied by chewing and swallowing difficulties as well as bad breath.

12/2/2021

Launch of Airix : an online pharmacy focused on patient’s services

Mirabel, February 8th 2021 - The pharmaceutical industry takes on another level today with the official launch of AIRIX, a new online platform from Quebec allowing its users to consult a pharmacist and to have medications delivered to their door everywhere in the province, completely for free. The independent pharmacist Sami Soltan, founder and CEO of AIRIX, seeks to maximize and facilitate access to the new powers granted to the OPQ. 

12/10/2020

Herpes labialis (cold sores)

Herpes labialis is characterized by the onset of small yet painful blisters, commonly known as cold sores, on or around the lips and nostrils, and in the mouth. The first occurrence of symptoms is usually in childhood.

23/9/2020

Endometriosis

The uterus, which is part of the female reproductive system, is where the foetus develops. The uterine wall is lined with a membrane called endometrium or endometrial tissue. In response to female hormones, the endometrium thickens every month in preparation for possible pregnancy. If pregnancy does not occur, the built up lining is shed during the menstrual period.

17/7/2020

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia occurs when blood glucose (sugar in your blood) levels drop below normal. The term hypoglycemia usually refers to a reading on the glucose meter (device that measures blood glucose) that is less than 4 mmol/L.

7/6/2020

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections that are transmitted by sexual contact: Oral sex (contact between the mouth and the penis, vulva, vagina, or anus)

13/5/2020

Cuts and Minor Skin injuries

Use a bandage to cover cuts, scrapes, and superficial skin injuries to improve healing conditions and help prevent infection. Keep your first-aid kit stocked with a selection of bandages to cover different wound sizes.

12/5/2020

Insomnia

People who suffer from insomnia have difficulty falling asleep, wake up during the night, or wake up too early and can't get back to sleep. As a result, the quality and length of their sleep is negatively impacted.

13/3/2020

Venous Insufficiency

Venous insufficiency is a condition in which the blood does not flow normally up through the veins in the legs towards the heart.

21/2/2020

Birth Control Methods

Conception occurs if a male's sperm successfully penetrates a female's egg following sexual intercourse. Pregnancy ensues if the fertilized egg manages to implant itself into the uterus. The goal of birth control (also known as contraception) is to prevent pregnancy by stopping sperm from reaching the egg, or by preventing the implantation of a fertilized egg.

9/12/2019

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection that causes the lungs to fill up with fluid. It is contagious and often spread through coughing, sneezing and even breathing. Symptoms can vary from mild to very severe, and usually include the following:

11/11/2019

Regurgitation and Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants

Regurgitation, also known as spitting up, is quite common in infants. It is usually caused by immature muscles in the digestive tract. Unlike gastroesophageal reflux (GER), which can be or become a health problem, spitting up is not painful and does not have any repercussions on the child's health.

9/11/2019

Nosebleeds

Though they can be quite impressive, nosebleeds are generally harmless. Young children and the elderly are most at risk for suffering from this type of haemorrhage, also known as epistaxis.

9/9/2019

Snoring

Snoring is the sound produced by the vibration of the soft palate and the uvula. Although snoring may not necessarily disturb the snorer, it can certainly have a detrimental effect on those around him as the noise emitted can, on occasion, be compared to that of a truck. Furthermore, snoring can be indicative of other problems such as sleep apnea or a deviated septum. It should not be taken too lightly.

10/9/2018

5 ways to help reduce your risk of dementia

A post for World Alzheimer’s Month

15/8/2018

Heatstroke & Heat Exhaustion

How to avoid heat-related illnesses

24/7/2018

How to Reduce the Appearance of Scars

5 easy steps to help your skin heal faster.

13/7/2018

Welcome to the Airix Pharmacy Blog

We are excited to be launching our blog as it coincides with the official launch of the Airix mobile application for iOS in the Apple Store and the launch of our new Airix website!