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Cold & Flu – Ask A Pharmacist with Anne Smyth

Life Pharmacy’s Anne Smyth answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 5 December 2018. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? It’s a time of year when our immune systems need to be at its best. My advice is to be... Read more >

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World Diabetes Day – Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

November 14th is World Diabetes Day, which aims to draw attention to the condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent in both young and old generations. To support this cause, selected Life Pharmacies are offering FREE Diabetes Care & Blood Glucose Screening to Life Loyalty customers when they swipe their loyalty cards from November 14th to 21st. What is Diabetes?... Read more >

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Men’s Health – Ask a Pharmacist with Vincent Dempsey

Life Pharmacy’s Vincent Dempsey tackles some commonly asked questions about men’s health – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 7 November 2018. Movember is upon us once again, which signals the time to put down your razor. But what most people see as a great excuse not to shave is actually a really important movement... Read more >

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Articles in Abscess

Introduction

(04/08/2014)

An abscess is a painful collection of pus, usually caused by a bacterial infection.

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Symptoms of an abscess

(04/08/2014)

The symptoms of an abscess depend on where it develops in your body.

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Causes of an abscess

(04/08/2014)

Most abscesses are caused by a bacterial infection. However, they can very occasionally develop due to an infection by viruses, fungi or parasites.

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Diagnosing an abscess

(05/08/2014)

See your GP if you think you may have an abscess. There are several tests used to diagnose an abscess, depending on where it's located.

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Treating an abscess

(04/08/2014)

Abscesses can be treated in a number of different ways, depending on the type of abscess and how large it is.

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Preventing an abscess

(05/08/2014)

It's difficult to prevent internal abscesses, as they are often complications of other conditions, but you may be able to reduce your risk of skin abscesses with skin care and a healthy lifestyle.

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