Expert advice and innovative products available at Target Pharmacies
MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Target announced today that
pharmacists across Canada are available in-store to help answer guests'
questions and provide expert advice on how to manage unpleasant allergy
symptoms this spring. Approximately one in four Canadians currently
suffer from seasonal allergies and following an extremely harsh winter,
the 2014 allergy season is expected to be one of the worst.
For many, the wheezing and coughing has already begun, with the most
common allergy symptoms including sneezing, runny nose, nasal
congestion, watery and itchy eyes, scratchy swollen throat and dry
cough. While allergies might make some guests inclined to stay confined
to the indoors, a visit to a local Target pharmacist can help sufferers
effectively manage symptoms and breathe easier in the months ahead.
"Allergies can often be confused with the common cold, and it's
important to differentiate before seeking treatment," says Bowen Chen,
pharmacist, Target Canada. "At this time of year, the main allergen is
tree pollen, while grass pollens dominate in the summer and weed
pollens in the autumn. You can rely on your local pharmacist to be a
good resource for helping to manage your seasonal allergies and
recommending the best products and solutions based on your specific
allergens. Effectively controlling allergies is especially important in
preventing symptoms from leading to more serious complications such as
asthma attacks. "
Below are some helpful tips and tricks for allergy prevention and
Keep doors and windows closed to keep allergens out of your personal
Prevent itchy eyes by wearing sunglasses when you're outdoors.
Sunglasses are a great way to protect your eyes against pollen.
Check your local pollen forecast so you can take your medication early,
before symptoms start
Don't go to sleep with unwashed hair. Pollen sticks to hair and clothes,
so wash your hair before bed, change your pillowcases often and wash
your bed sheets in hot water once a week.
Vacuum and dust regularly to eliminate buildup of dust and other
Regularly bathe or rinse pets that make frequent trips outside in
order to avoid pollen accumulation in fur
If allergies require an epinephrine autoinjector (EpiPen, Allerject,
etc) or other medications, be sure to monitor expiration dates and
carry on you at all times in the event of an attack
Target helps guests achieve their health and wellness goals by ensuring
products, services and expert advice are convenient and affordable.
With over 100 Target pharmacy locations across Canada, Target
pharmacists are available to help guests find solutions that meet their
needs this allergy season. Target also offers a wide range of
affordable spring cleaning products to trap allergy triggers and help
keep the pollen and allergen counts lower in the home. For more
information, including pharmacy locations and hours, please visit Target.ca/pharmacy.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,921
stores - 1,797 in the United States and 127 in Canada - and at
Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit
through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more
than $4 million a week. For more information about Target's commitment
to corporate responsibility, visit target.ca/corporateresponsibility.
Image with caption: "Target Pharmacists Help Guests Conquer Allergy Season (CNW Group/Target Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140424_C4940_PHOTO_EN_39592.jpg
Image with caption: "Target Pharmacists Help Conquer Allergy Season (CNW Group/Target Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140424_C4940_PHOTO_EN_39591.jpg
Image with caption: "Target Pharmacists Help Conquer Allergy Season (CNW Group/Target Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140424_C4940_PHOTO_EN_39593.jpg
SOURCE: Target Canada
For further information:
Tamar Nersesian, Target Public Relations, (289) 261-0145
Target Media Hotline, (612) 696-3400