Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy

Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy has a great range of products and services to ensure you experience a more holistic approach to your healthcare in Queensland.

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Pharmacists are one of the most trusted professionals in Australia for a reason. We take our role as a resource for advice, support and referral seriously. Not only do we provide in store clinics and whole health advice but you can also come in to see us for the little things. #askcalanna

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At Calanna, we stock a broader range of natural and Qld sourced health products. For us, taking care of your health and well being means taking care of more than just your medication. But we do that exceptionally well too with our free medication packing and delivery service and a price match guarantee on our preferred prescription brands. Come in and visit us today. #askcalanna

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Calanna Whole Health Pharmacies consider themselves more of a health destination, than just a chemist. Check out our complementary services and products to find out why we really are the natural choice chemist. #askcalanna

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Health Services

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At Calanna, we understand receiving advice you can understand, from health professionals you can trust, is important. Our philosophy is to create health destinations to provide just that. Our pharmacists all work on the floor to ensure you always have a professional to talk to at any of our stores.

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At Calanna - we are open longer. Visit out store pages to find your nearest Calanna pharmacy and find our full list of open hours for every store.

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Here we are again at the start of a new school year. For some it is the first year of school for others it is the last. But every year there are the challenges of getting back into a good routine and navigating the bacteria and viruses that come with having so many kids in the one spot.

Calanna Wholehealth are your trusted family pharmacy dedicated to being a key part of your health team since 1976. Here are the top conditions we see rear their head at back to school time ad tips for managing.

1. Common cold

Symptoms: Mild fever, congestion, coughing, sneezing, headaches and a sore throat.

Treatment: Lots of fluids and rest – and keep them home.

Should the fever persist for more than 5 days, or if there is nausea or diarrhoea, make sure to see your family GP or pharmacist  

Prevention tip: Teach your kids to wash their hands properly and keep up their vitamins and minerals with a healthy diet and Schuessler's tissue salts.

2. Influenza (Flu)

Symptoms: Fever of up to 40°C, body aches and chills, a headache, sore throat, cough and sometimes also vomiting and diarrhoea.

Treatment: Consult your GP early on to reduce it developing into something nasty. Lots of rest and fluids, Vitamin C and liquid Echinacea and a cold and flu medication can alleviate the symptoms.

Prevention tip: Influenza vaccinations are up to 90% effective in preventing influenza 2 weeks after the injection. Be sure to remind your children to wash their hands frequently and thoroughly, and stay home if they are sick.

3. Pink eye

Symptoms: Eye irritation or sensitivity to light, excessive tearing or discharge, swollen eyelids and redness in the whites of the eyes.

Treatment: As it is most commonly caused by viruses, it usually resolves on its own without any treatment. However, if the condition is caused by a bacterial infection, antibiotic eye drops or ointment will be required.

See your GP or pharmacist for further advice.

Prevention tip: Teach good hand hygiene and remind kids often to not touch their eyes, nose, or mouth, and wash linen regularly.

4. Stomach flu

Symptoms: Vomiting, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain.

Treatment: Most stomach viruses clear up within a few days to a week and require nothing more than rest. If symptoms show up abruptly, hydrate with water and isotonic drinks, and avoid oily and spicy food and dairy products for the initial few days until symptoms resolve. Consult your GP if symptoms persist or are accompanied by a high fever.

Prevention tip: These unfortunately cannot always be avoided but good hygiene, healthy food prep and lean surfaces help. Keep the sick person isolated to avoid cross contamination. 

5. Lice

Symptoms: Itchy scalp, rash at hair line, visible lice.

Treatment: Head lice are quite common in school age children, and are spread from contact with other children with lice. It has nothing to do with cleanliness. Over-the-counter treatments from pharmacies including Natural ranges like Mario's are a good place to start if you suspect your child has lice. Some home remedies can cause unwanted side effects so talk to your pharmacist and Naturopath before using a home remedy.

Prevention tip: Spraying your child's hair and hat with preventative sprays available at Calanna Wholehealth pharmacy can be an effective way to avoid picking up nits at school

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