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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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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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