Pharmasave Smith Drugs

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April 2014 - Cold Sores

Posted by Pharmasave Smith Drugs on Thursday, May 15, 2014,
The most common cause of cold sores is the HSV-1 virus.  This virus is contracted by most Canadians during childhood or adolescence and the vast majority of adults, up to 80%, are seropositive for HSV-1, but often without symptoms.  For those who develop occasional cold sores, episodes tend to be mild and self-limiting, but the impact on quality of life can be significant for those with frequent recurrences.  There are a number of common misconceptions about the cause, transmission and treatm...

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December 2011 - Cough and Colds

Posted by Smith Drugs on Thursday, April 5, 2012,

'Tis the season for joy, peace, and ... COUGHS AND COLDS !

The average adult may get 2 to 4 colds per year, often during the winter. However, cold weather does not make you more prone to catching a cold. There are over 200 viruses responsible for causing the Common Cold. Rhinoviruses are the most common type of virus causing about 40% of colds in adults. 

Sneezing or coughing can easily transmit cold viruses in droplets from an infected person's nose or mouth. The virus is also easily transmit...

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Pharmasave Smith Drugs 

794 Colborne Street East Brantford, Ontario N3S 3S4 
Phone: 519.752.2892

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Sundays and Holidays: Closed

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