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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get... Read more >

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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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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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