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Isn’t it pretty much ALWAYS the case that when you need to chat with a pharmacist, it’s in the middle of the night? We had such a situation arise a few weeks ago when my sister-in-law and niece were visiting us and my SIL realized, after much crying on the part of her daughter, that her daughter had contracted pin worms.
Here’s a fun little factoid for you: humans can get worms! I’m sure there’s more than one kind that we can get, but the pin worm is very painful, is found through your stool (no need to go into more details there), and is VERY VERY contagious.
I learned all of these things at 1:00 AM on a Sunday. It was overwhelming, and very disconcerting to everyone in the house as we scrambled to research and to find an open pharmacy in town. And all the while, my poor niece was in pain. Pin worms are at their most active at night, which is what caused her to wake up screaming. 🙁
Walgreens To The Rescue
In the midst of all of that turmoil, I didn’t think to go to my Walgreens app and go to the pharmacy chat. I wish I had, as you can reach a pharmacist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, totally free of charge. It is such a fantastic service!
Once I cleared my head a bit about the whole endeavor (and bleached and otherwise disinfected pretty much every surface in my home), I started to wonder if my kids needed to take the same medicine that my niece was taking, just as a preventative measure. And that’s when I remembered the pharmacy chat and hopped on my phone. I was counseled not to give the medicine to my kids unless it became clear that they had also contracted the pin worms. I was very grateful for the advice! And FYI, it’s been about 4 weeks now, and we have no sign of pin worms, so I think we’re in the clear! 🙂
Family Prescription Management At Your Fingertips
Have you downloaded the Walgreens app, yet? It is such a great (and FREE) way to manage prescription information (and talk to pharmacists, because hey, you never know when your house will be afflicted with pin worms…). Additionally, Walgreens offers a complete family prescription management service online, where you can keep up with your immunization history, transfer prescriptions, print your prescriptions records and get refill reminders. If you are keeping up with prescriptions for your family members in your head, hand it over to Walgreens and let them take care of it for you
At the Corner of Happy and Healthy
Between the app and the online offerings, Walgreens really goes the distance to help you keep your family and your medical and health needs on track. But I still like head to the brick and mortar store to do a little shopping (it’s actually one of my favorite places to go, either for a quick milk run or to get to do a little kid-free browsing!). Just last week I popped over to get some Vitamin D, because I’ve been reading about the benefits of this supplement to promoting healthy teeth (possible post in the works on that topic!). I was planning to just pick up whatever they had on hand, and was delighted to see this:
Walgreens is NOT afraid of a good sale, and that’s just one more reason why I love to shop there. I was hoping to find some Vitamin D supplements for maybe 20 or 25% off, but I got them almost 50% off…no coupon, no hassle! LOVE IT!!!
And now, in addition to helping me keep track of my family’s medical information with ease, Walgreens is also helping me keep my pearly whites in good working order. Yes, indeed, you can find me at the corner of Happy and Healthy!