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Are You SunSmart?

We ask Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy Donabate how to make the most of great sunny summer days whilst protecting our skin from harmful rays. Jane says “The Irish Cancer Society SunSmart program has great guidelines to keep us safe. See below for some useful tips and advice” Ways to protect your skin: Shade... Read more >

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Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes

Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes… Talk to Jane Brennan, your Hay Fever Expert in Donabate Are your eyes itchy, red or watery? Is your throat scratchy? Are you sneezing? Do you have itchy ears, nose or mouth? Do you have a blocked or runny nose? Do you wake up feeling exhausted? Hay fever can cause... Read more >

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“Do you know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy.

Five minutes that could save your life! “Would you like to know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy. We are all a bit shy of talking about breasts, but a five minute chat with any of our team here in Life Pharmacy Donabate... Read more >

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NHS Choices - Introduction

(06/03/2015)

Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point during their life. It causes spots to develop on the skin, usually on the face, back and chest.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of acne

(10/06/2014)

Acne causes skin lesions (damaged tissue) that are commonly referred to as spots. It most commonly develops on the face, back and chest.

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NHS Choices - Causes of acne

(09/04/2014)

Teenage acne is thought to be triggered by increased levels of a hormone called testosterone, which occurs during puberty.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing acne

(09/04/2014)

Your GP will be able diagnosis acne by looking at your skin. This will involve examining your face, chest and back for the different types of spot.

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NHS Choices - Treating acne

(09/03/2015)

Treatment options for acne depend on the severity of the condition. Most treatments can take up to three months to work.

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NHS Choices - Complications of acne

(09/04/2014)

Acne scarring can sometimes develop as a complication of acne. This is more common when the most serious types of spots burst and damage nearby skin.

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NHS Choices - 'Acne can be managed and you can be happy'

(09/04/2014)

When Will developed severe acne in his early teens, it destroyed his self-esteem. It was only when he tried the drug isotretinoin at 18 that his acne finally cleared up.

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