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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 Adenoids and adenoidectomy

Introduction

(29/07/2014)

An adenoidectomy is a quick operation to remove the adenoids. Adenoids are small lumps of tissue located at the back of the throat, above the tonsils.

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Why adenoids need to be removed

(29/07/2014)

Sometimes a child's adenoids can become swollen or enlarged. For most children, this will only cause mild discomfort and will not require any specific treatment.

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How an adenoidectomy is performed

(29/07/2014)

An adenoidectomy is usually performed by an ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon. The operation is quick and carries very risks.

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Risks of an adenoidectomy

(29/07/2014)

An adenoidectomy is a low-risk procedure that rarely causes any complications. It is a relatively common operation that is quick and easy to carry out.

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Recovering from an adenoidectomy

(29/07/2014)

Most children find their throat feels very sore after an adenoidectomy but this is perfectly normal. Your child will usually be given painkillers while in hospital to help ease discomfort.

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